Government Activities

October 11, 2018 - Goodbye to trans fats - what this means for Canadian consumers
Menus in Canadian restaurants will now be free of trans fats, making eating out a whole lot healthier.

March 03, 2018 - Mixed bag Budget for Canada’s restaurants
The government has been accused of ignoring the fiscal challenges facing Canada’s foodservice industry and small businesses.

January 17, 2018 - National food policy would form the foundation for ‘a more sustainable food system’
Canada’s government will develop a national food policy to incorporate the social, environmental and economic aspects of the country’s food system into an integrated framework.

November 29, 2017 - Establishment-friendly Alberta downgraded in latest Raise The Bar report
The report came down hard on the government's decision to cancel the liquor server wage and it also sneered at the 25-case minimum order requirement.

October 13, 2017 - Ontario restaurants may be forced to recycle all of their organic food waste
The government in Ontario is considering introducing a ban on organic food waste, which would affect households as well as the foodservice industry.

August 25, 2017 - Restaurants Canada welcomes confirmation of BC minimum wage rise
The new British Columbia government won’t interfere with the previously-announced 50 cent increase to BC's general minimum wage and liquor server wage.

July 28, 2017 - Ontario minimum wage increase would mean staff layoffs and cut hours
Almost every restaurant said they would have to raise menu prices or reduce labour hours to offset the wage increase.

July 21, 2017 - Commons defeat fails to dampen support for CorkTheTax campaign says Canadians “already pay enough tax, in fact the highest in the world”.

June 06, 2017 - Canada aims to become top destination for foodies
Canada is to be showcased as a top location for a foodie vacation.

April 27, 2017 - Calgary restaurants urged to divert food waste away from landfill
All foodservice operations in Calgary will be forced to keep food and yard waste separate from regular garbage destined for landfill from November.

April 13, 2017 - Restaurants industry welcomes New Canada Free Trade Agreement
The new agreement has a broader remit but beer, wine and spirits remain excluded.

April 06, 2017 - Budget sparks mixed feelings amongst Canadian restaurants and bars
Progress on trade liberalization was cancelled out by a proposed two per cent increase in the excise tax on alcohol.

February 14, 2017 - Nova Scotia restaurants will benefit from liquor serving change
Restaurant guests in Nova Scotia can now order up to two alcoholic drinks without ordering food.

January 13, 2017 - Canadian restaurants will benefit from scrapping foreign worker program changes
Repealing the four year cap on foreign workers is good news for the restaurant industry, according to Restaurants Canada.

November 30, 2016 - Montreal limits new restaurants with one-in-six bylaw
A new bylaw means that a new restaurant cannot open with 25 metres of another eaterie, and it's causing tension...

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