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Issues & Advocacy

Restaurants Canada works with all levels of government to ensure the voice of foodservice is heard. Explore the topics below to stay informed about emerging issues and policy changes impacting our industry.


From Global Kitchens to Local Plates: Immigration’s Role in Canada’s Restaurant Landscape.

The food and accommodation sector are the largest employer of immigrants and newcomers to Canada. Half of all Canadian restaurants are run by entrepreneurs who came here as immigrants, providing economic, social, and cultural benefits to communities across the country.

Cost Relief

Record high inflation is having a damaging impact on the foodservice industry.

Inflation has driven up the costs of everything in a restaurant operation, making it nearly impossible to recover from pandemic debt and run a profitable food service establishment. Governments at all levels continue to raise taxes and fees and increase red tape.


The foodservice industry is working toward more sustainable outcomes that are good for business and the environment.

At Restaurants Canada, we are advocating for harmonized policies that support a thriving foodservice industry while achieving evidence-based environmental outcomes.

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