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CEO Notes

Essential updates on national and regional industry news, strategic priorities, and advocacy efforts from Kelly Higginson, Restaurants Canada President & CEO. 

As summer nears and legislatures conclude their spring sessions, it’s a pivotal time for advocacy work.

As summer nears and legislatures conclude their spring sessions, it’s a pivotal time for advocacy work. The RC Government Relations…

Mental Health Week begins today, with the theme: “healing with compassion” and a call to be kind.

Mental Health Week begins today, with the theme: “healing with compassion” and a call to be kind. Reflecting on the…

Off to Ottawa to celebrate tourism and discuss the needs of our often-symbiotic industries and the Federal Budget.  

Following an exhilarating three days at RC Show 2024, it was on to Ottawa to celebrate tourism and discuss the…

Restaurants Canada officially kicked off its 80th anniversary celebrations at RC Show 2024

Restaurants Canada officially kicked off its 80th anniversary celebrations at RC Show 2024, and this year’s theme, “LEVEL UP,” couldn’t…

It’s show time!

It is that time of year again when we get to be a part of bringing the industry together—and what…

We are urging the government to bring back the Destination Employment Program

As highlighted in our members update late last week, Ministers Miller and Boissonnault made changes to temporary resident levels which…

A BIG win for our industry; Federal government caps alcohol excise tax at 2%!

A BIG win for our industry; Federal government caps alcohol excise tax at 2%! I was grateful to receive a…

The foodservice sector is grappling with nearly 100,000 job vacancies

We are deeply concerned for our Atlantic Canada restaurants following the recent severe snowstorm. This extreme and historic weather event has not only disrupted operations but also imposed significant challenges for restaurant owners, staff, and patrons alike.

We are deeply disappointed with the federal government’s refusal to extend the CEBA loan timeline.

We are all deeply disappointed with the federal government’s refusal to extend the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan repayment…

We are not asking for funding; we’re just asking for more time

The January 18th Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan repayment deadline is only days away and Restaurants Canada continues to…