2017

#CorkTheTax Coalition hoping Senate of Canada repeals hidden tax hikes
Wynne government plays politics with youth jobs
Quebecers want better access to a wide variety of wine
Restaurants Canada welcomes Ontario’s commitment to a balanced budget, career training
Restaurants Canada toasts new free trade agreement
Quebec budget gets personal taxes right, but fails on alcohol
Restaurants Canada Digital Bootcamp: Get the right digital skills to grow your foodservice business
Federal budget contains mixed news for restaurant industry
Saskatchewan kills food tax fairness with new 6% meal tax
Nothing to help struggling restaurateurs in Alberta’s large-deficit budget
Restaurants Canada celebrates innovation, leadership and culinary excellence
Restaurants Canada launches Making Moments campaign for Canada 150
Beer lovers, rejoice! Craft beer holds on to top spot in 2017 Canadian Chef Survey
B.C.’s budget helps restaurant sales grow
Experience Canada Unleashed at RC Show 2017
N.S. liquor licence change is good for restaurants and their customers
P.E.I. restaurateur Liam Dolan appointed to National Restaurant Association Board of Directors
Quebec’s planned minimum wage increases ease uncertainty for restaurants

2016

Restaurants Canada welcomes softening of harsh changes to foreign worker program
Restaurants Canada inks new agreement with HostMilano to put Canadian foodservice businesses on world stage
Alberta restaurants fear more closures and job cuts with major wage hike
Restaurants Canada Webinar Series: Will consumer spending be hot or cold in 2017?
Standing Committee report recommends more rational approach to foreign worker program
Carr’s Oyster Bar hooks Restaurants Canada award for shellfish excellence
B.C. restaurateurs struggling with arbitrary hikes to minimum wage
P.E.I. TAKES ACTION TO REDUCE RED TAPE FOR ISLAND RESTAURANTS
Restaurants Canada challenges zoning bylaw in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Restaurants Canada welcomes more interprovincial trade, but beer, wine and spirits are missing from the mix
Mid-year dairy price increase leaves sour taste
Ideology trumps common sense with anti-jobs minimum wage announcement
Restaurants Canada pleased with Saskatchewan WCB decision to refund excess surplus funds
Albertans want the provincial government to delay raising minimum wage until the economy improves
Increasing minimum wage during a recession will not reduce poverty and may lead to job losses, sold-out Restaurants Canada forum told
Media Advisory: Minimum Wage Industry Forum June 21 in Edmonton
Now is not the time for another large minimum wage increase
Saskatchewan’s restraint budget maintains status quo for restaurants
Restaurants Canada says Manitoba budget a step in the right direction
Restaurants Canada welcomes throne speech commitment to economic growth
Small business tax and other measures soften blow of minimum wage increases
Newfoundland’s bad news budget is doubly bad for restaurants
Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise® Program Partners with Restaurants Canada to Increase Awareness of Sustainable Seafood
Federal budget generally good news for restaurateurs, customers
Restaurants Canada announces leadership succession plan
Restaurants Canada welcomes clarity in Ontario smoking rules
Maritime restaurateur Bill Allen elected Chair of Restaurants Canada
Higher wine taxes yet another hit to Ontario’s restaurant industry
Tim Hortons franchisee Mark Wafer to receive Restaurants Canada’s first annual Leadership Award on March 1
The Largest Foodservice and Hospitality Event in Canada soon to be unleashed in Toronto
Craft beer takes top spot on Canadian Chef Survey for second consecutive year
Restaurateurs say HST increase is the wrong recipe for economic growth

2015

Restaurant owners frustrated as Canadian dairy prices reach new heights
Two minimum wage increases means double trouble for Island’s restaurant, bar and pub operators
Ontario government putting youth jobs in jeopardy
Saskatchewan makes progress on liquor reforms; still no wholesale pricing for restaurants
SUMMER RESTAURANT SALES SIZZLE IN NEW BRUNSWICK: RESTAURANTS CANADA SHARES INDUSTRY MILESTONE WITH PREMIER GALLANT
Summer restaurant sales sizzle in New Brunswick
Restaurants Canada congratulates Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI on partnership to reduce red tape for business
Canada’s restaurant and bar owners frustrated with provincial liquor regulations
Restaurant and bar owners frustrated by provincial liquor systems: Newfoundland scores a Canada-worst ‘F’ on liquor report card
Restaurant and bar owners frustrated by provincial liquor systems: PEI comes in near the top on Restaurants Canada’s liquor report card
Restaurant and bar owners frustrated by provincial liquor regulations: New Brunswick earns a mediocre C- on national report card
Restaurant and bar owners frustrated by provincial liquor systems: Nova Scotia scores C+ on Restaurants Canada’s liquor report card, with lots of upside potential
Restaurant and bar owners frustrated by provincial liquor systems: Quebec fares well on Restaurants Canada’s liquor report card, but there’s work to be done
Restaurant and bar owners frustrated by provincial liquor systems: Ontario scores a disappointing D+ on Restaurants Canada’s liquor report card
Restaurant and bar owners frustrated by provincial liquor regulations: Poor grades for Manitoba and Saskatchewan – MB
Restaurant and bar owners frustrated by provincial liquor regulations: Poor grades for Manitoba and Saskatchewan
New liquor report card puts Alberta at the head of the class: Alberta’s B+ is top score in Canada
British Columbia bar and restaurant owners frustrated by high cost of liquor: Province must offer wholesale pricing to improve on C+ grade
RESTAURANT AND BAR OWNERS FRUSTRATED BY PROVINCIAL LIQUOR SYSTEMS
NEW LIQUOR REPORT CARD PUTS ALBERTA AT THE HEAD OF THE CLASS
Good news, bad news budget for Alberta’s restaurant and foodservice businesses
Restaurants Canada congratulates Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau
Where does your riding rank? Restaurants Canada releases Top 10 Restaurant ridings
Restaurants Canada and GE Capital announce new conference for foodservice operators
TPP deal creates unlevel playing field, says Restaurants Canada
Alberta restaurants brace for large labour cost increase while economy continues to slide
Ontario’s about-face on beer growlers leaves bars and restaurants out in the cold
Restaurant industry to mark 25 years of growth in 2016
Why wait? Restaurants Canada urges Ottawa to lower EI premiums in 2016
Alberta program serves up success for job seekers
IS YOUR CUSTOMER’S CREDIT CARD INFORMATION AT RISK?
ORPP announcement silent on youth employment
OPEN LETTER – RESTAURANT INDUSTRY CALLS ON GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO BE A FULL PARTICIPANT IN CURRENT TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (TPP) NEGOTIATIONS
Carmine Aquino announces departure from Restaurants Canada
Removing liquor server wage will hurt restaurant jobs in Alberta
Restaurants Canada launches “Protect First Jobs” petition to push for changes to minimum wage plan
Restaurants Canada puts job growth on the menu at June 11 minimum wage consultation
#FixTheORPP: Restaurants Canada campaigns to save youth money and jobs
Board of Directors appoints Donna Dooher as President and CEO of Restaurants Canada
Manitoba budget stacks up costs for restaurants
Ontario Retirement Pension Plan still in need of major repairs after today’s budget
A few sweets in budget 2015 for top job creators, but room for more
Cutting the tax credit on tips will leave restaurants in the lurch
Media Advisory: Restaurants Canada available for comment at tomorrow’s federal budget
Ontario begins to loosen The Beer Store’s stranglehold on restaurants and bars
Credit card code enhancements are good, but not enough
Province must maximize existing alcohol sales opportunities before expansion
N.L.’s HST increase will hurt jobs and growth in restaurant industry
Quebec budget is good news for restaurant industry
Alberta budget is tough but fair for restaurants
No slowing down: Restaurant industry grows for five years in a row
Restaurants Canada satisfied with fair minimum wage increase
St. John’s restaurateur Jeremy Bonia joins Restaurants Canada board of directors
Pizza Pizza executive Paul Methot elected Chair of Restaurants Canada
Canada’s $68-billion restaurant industry takes the spotlight at The Restaurants Canada Show
Canada’s first Le Cordon Bleu scholarship offers $30,000 prize to passionate, aspiring culinary talent
Craft beer rises to the top in Canadian Chef Survey
Culinary students compete for prestige and prize money on stage at the Restaurants Canada Show
Dan Aykroyd and Lynn Crawford in the spotlight at the Restaurants Canada Show, March 1 – 3
Balanced budget good news for B.C. restaurants
Let’s “Tear It Up” with a Guinness World Record attempt at The Restaurants Canada Show
NASCAR driver Alex Tagliani and champion oyster shucker Patrick McMurray among presenters at The Restaurants Canada Show, March 1 – 3
Restaurant industry is Canada’s top job creator in 2014
Jon Taffer to “Raise the Bar” on Nightclub and Bar success at The Restaurants Canada Show
Restaurants Canada welcomes dairy price drop
Restaurants Canada meets with Competition Bureau to discuss Ontario beer deal

2014

Restaurateur and chef Donna Dooher named interim CEO of Restaurants Canada
Ontario’s calorie-posting legislation not as simple as it appears
Restaurants Canada talks jobs and economy with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Open Letter Restaurant industry calls on Ontario government to ensure fair and transparent food prices
Dan Aykroyd to share secrets to foodservice and beverage success at The Restaurants Canada
#CanTheDeal takes aim at sweetheart deal between The Beer Store and LCBO
Restaurants Canada is satisfied with decision on minimum wage
Restaurants Canada asks Competition Bureau to investigate Ontario’s secret beer deal
Open letter to Minister Kenney and Minister Alexander
Leading business associations band together to call for action on labour shortages
Restaurant survey shows sales optimism, labour concerns
Move to reduce credit card fees an important first step
British Columbia boasts fastest-growing restaurant sales in 2014
OPEN LETTER Restaurant industry calls for transparency in Canadian chicken prices
Caterers and Western Canada boom help push commercial foodservice sales to new record in 2015
Restaurants Canada signs unique partnership agreement with Holland College
New EI tax credit could be better
Media Advisory – Please join us for an announcement
Restaurants Canada recommends LCBO sell beer in cases
Restaurants Canada strongly supports C. D. Howe report calling for changes to Ontario’s beer, wine and spirit sales
Nutrition information at restaurants: Consumers prefer Informed Dining program over menu-board labels
Survey: Food, labour and credit card costs are top challenges for restaurant operators
Ontario budget threatens youth employment
Ontario’s unfair beer prices meet their Waterloo
Restaurant industry cheers new liquor licensing rules
New rules essentially keep Temporary Foreign Worker Program moratorium on for restaurants
Minimum wage hike bad for restaurants, bad for jobs
Restaurants Canada applauds standardized tax rate for beer, wine and spirits
Restaurant group calls for emergency meeting with Prime Minister Harper to resolve labour shortage crisis
Restaurant industry leaders from across Canada meet in Charlottetown today
Minimum wage math doesn’t add up
Labour shortage a big concern for Alberta restaurateurs
Ontario budget does nothing to help restaurant industry
Restaurants Canada statement on Temporary Foreign Worker Program suspension
C.D. Howe Institute report gets one thing right about the TFW program
Brewery gouging costs Ontarians $75 million a year
CRFA News Room Restaurant sector working closely with government to ensure employer compliance with Temporary Foreign Worker Program
CRFA News Room Thousands of guests, ideas and tweets inspire the foodservice industry at CRFA Show
Nova Scotia’s budget disappoints small business
CRFA News Room Restaurant industry proposes new recipe for youth employment
CRFA News Room Restaurants Canada and EpiPen® partner to offer new tools to help members support guests living with serious food allergies
CRFA News Room Manitoba’s lacklustre budget does little to improve business climate
CRFA News Room Chef survey shows gluten-free is the hottest trend for 2014
CRFA News Room PEI restaurateur Liam Dolan elected Chair of Restaurants Canada
CRFA News Room CRFA puts a new name and logo on the menu
CRFA News Room CONNECT Show returns to Vancouver Convention Centre November 3-4, 2014
CRFA News Room HRM restaurants have had their fill of high costs for garbage removal
HRM RESTAURANTS HAVE HAD THEIR FILL OF HIGH COSTS FOR GARBAGE REMOVAL
CRFA News Room World Association of Chefs Societies comes back to Canadian soil at the CRFA Show; first time in Canada in 20 years
CRFA News Room Quebec budget shuts out restaurants
QUEBEC BUDGET SHUTS OUT RESTAURANTS
CRFA News Room Sports stars and culinary Olympians share secrets to gold at the CRFA Show March 2-4
CRFA News Room Balanced budget good news for B.C. restaurants
CRFA News Room Budget shows government slow to act on credit card accountability
BUDGET SHOWS GOVERNMENT SLOW TO ACT ON CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTABILITY
CRFA News Room N.B. budget a mixed bag in election year
CRFA News Room Higher labour costs will result in fewer jobs for youth: CRFA
HIGHER LABOUR COSTS WILL RESULT IN FEWER JOBS FOR YOUTH: CRFA
HIGHER LABOUR COSTS WILL RESULT IN FEWER JOBS FOR YOUTH: CRFA
CRFA New Room Survey: Extreme winter weather takes toll on restaurant sales
CRFA News Room It’s not just calories that count: Canadians hungry for more complete nutrition picture from restaurants

2013

CRFA News Room Licensing changes good news for restaurants and their guests
CRFA News Room CRFA outraged by Canadian Dairy Commission decision to raise dairy prices yet again
CRFA News Room Top chefs will dazzle at CRFA Show
CRFA News Room Culinary stars share secrets at CRFA Show’s “Breakfast with Champions”
CRFA TO DISCUSS SETTING DAIRY PRICES FOR GREATER MARKET GROWTH WITH CANADIAN DAIRY COMMISSION (FRENCH) (NOV. 18/13)
CRFA News Room CRFA to discuss setting dairy prices for greater market growth with Canadian Dairy Commission
CRFA News Room William and Kate’s cake baker brings royal touch to CRFA Show in Canada
CRFA News Room Culinary celebrities sign on for CRFA Show
CRFA CONCERNED ABOUT ONTARIO-LED INITIATIVE TO INCREASE CPP PREMIUMS
CRFA News Room CRFA concerned about Ontario-led initiative to increase CPP premiums
CRFA News Room Outlook improves for Canada’s restaurant sales in 2014
CRFA News Room Survey: 93% of restaurant owners “very concerned” about high credit card fees
CRFA News Room CRFA speaks out about Ontario’s adoption of calorie posting
CRFA News Room CRFA disappointed in Ontario’s choice of calorie posting over Informed Dining
CRFA News Room CRFA has eight ideas to modernize B.C. liquor policies
CRFA News Room Informed Dining: Manitoba second province to adopt national program
CRFA News Room Informed Dining program coming to Ontario
CRFA News Rooom CRFA ready to work with Competition Bureau to remedy skyrocketing credit card fees
CRFA News Room CRFA pushes for a wholesale licensee discount and more in B.C.
CRFA News Room Restaurant industry supports stiffer penalties for “zapper” software
CRFA News Room Employment Insurance premium freeze welcome news for restaurant operators
CRFA News Room CRFA and ShiftPlanning.com are making hospitality scheduling easier and affordable
CRFA News Room CRFA welcomes James Rilett as new Vice President, Ontario
LCBO MIX-UP: DIPLOMATS GET WHOLESALE PRICE DISCOUNTS, WHILE RESTAURANT OWNERS PAY FULL RETAIL PRICE
CRFA News Room OPEN LETTER: LCBO Mix-up: Diplomats get wholesale price discounts, while restaurant owners pay full retail price
CRFA News Room CRFA Show returns to Direct Energy Centre March 2-4, 2014
CRFA News Room Survey: Bad weather dampens business outlook for restaurants
CRFA News Room Restaurant industry awaits Competition Tribunal ruling on unfair credit card practices
CRFA News Room Competition Tribunal says it’s time to regulate credit card fees: Restaurants agree
CRFA News Room Major Manitoba business and taxpayer organizations urge Premier Selinger to reverse PST hike
CRFA News Room Restaurateurs welcome modernization of Saskatchewan’s liquor regulations
CRFA News Room Looming LCBO strike just the tip of the iceberg for Ontario bars and restaurants
CRFA News Room Modernization of Manitoba’s liquor laws good news for restaurateurs, all Manitobans
LOOMING LCBO STRIKE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG FOR ONTARIO BARS AND RESTAURANTS
CRFA News Room Survey shows restaurateurs optimistic for sizzling summer sales
CRFA News Room Ontario restaurants will play a major role in youth employment
CRFA News Room Media advisory: Restaurant spokespeople available at tomorrow’s Ontario budget
CRFA News Room Canadian Dairy Commission Announces New Milk Class for Mozzarella Cheese
MEDIA ADVISORY: RESTAURANT SPOKESPEOPLE AVAILABLE AT TOMORROW’S ONTARIO BUDGET
CRFA News Room Make Informed Dining Ontario’s standard nutrition information program
CRFA News Room Manitoba budget lines government’s pockets at the expense of restaurants
CRFA News Room Manitoba’s 2013 budget: Restaurant industry spokesperson available for comment
HRM RESTAURANTS CHOKE ON PROPOSED WATER RATE INCREASE
CRFA News Room HRM restaurants choke on proposed water rate increase
CRFA News Room Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Separating the myths and facts
CRFA News Room Nova Scotia balances budget and promises to decrease HST
RESTAURANT AND BAR OWNERS SCORCHED BY NEW LICENCE FEES
NOVA SCOTIA BALANCES BUDGET AND PROMISES TO DECREASE HST
CRFA News Room Restaurant and bar owners scorched by new licence fees
CRFA News Room Informed Dining: rolling out a B.C. success story for restaurant customers
ONTARIO RESTAURANTS WILL PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
CRFA News Room B.C. restaurants welcome return to food tax fairness
CRFA News Room Benefits of harmonization for restaurant industry tempered by tax increases
CRFA News Room Return to PST: What it means for British Columbia’s restaurant industry
BENEFITS OF HARMONIZATION FOR RESTAURANT INDUSTRY TEMPERED BY TAX INCREASES
CRFA News Room Restaurant industry breathes a sigh of relief as New Brunswick delivers tough budget
CRFA News Room Restaurateurs get good news and a red flag in today’s federal budget
CRFA News Room CRFA launches Restaurant Protect, a specialized insurance program for foodservice establishments
CRFA News Room Tim Hortons’ VP Scott Bonikowsky elected to CRFA board of directors
CRFA News Room CRFA Show awards exhibitors crowns flair bartending champions
CRFA News Room Starbucks Canada President Annie Young-Scrivner elected to CRFA board of directors
CRFA News Room Winnipeg Restaurateur Scot McTaggart elected to CRFA board of directors
CRFA News Room Quebec restaurateur Daniel Labonté elected to CRFA board of directors
CRFA News Room Quebec restaurateur Guy Laframboise elected to CRFA board of directors
CRFA News Room Winnipeg restaurateur Brad Kramble elected to CRFA board of directors
CRFA News Room Halifax restaurateur Steve McMullin elected to CRFA board of directors
CRFA News Room Regina restaurateur Darren Carter elected to CRFA board of directors
CRFA News Rom Alberta restaurants welcome no-sales-tax commitment
CRFA News Room A&W executive Susan Senecal elected Chair of Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
CRFA News Room CRFA’s 2013 Chef Survey shows variety is the trend in Canada’s restaurants; Results show eclectic mix
CRFA News Room Report reinforces work underway by industry
CRFA News Room CRFA launches program to help restaurants reduce environmental impact; free subscriptions in March
CRFA News Room Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association partners with EpiPen® to educate members about food allergens
CRFA News Room CRFA welcomes balanced budget and return to PST
CRFA News Room Canadian dairy prices go up yet again
CRFA News Room CRFA commends financial watchdog for catching on to payment network shell game
CRFA News Room World’s top flair bartenders will dazzle at CRFA Show in Toronto
CRFA News Room Survey: Majority of Canadian restaurateurs plan to hold employment levels steady
CRFA News Room Connect: BC’s New Food, Drink, and Lodging Exposition launches next October
CRFA News Room 2013 restaurant trends front and centre at BC Foodservice Expo
CRFA News Room Canada’s food safety system front and centre at BC Foodservice Expo breakfast
CRFA News Room Time is running out to register for the BC Foodservice Expo