Montreal Economic Institute suggests alternative to Canada’s zero plastic waste policy

The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) has questioned the federal Canadian government’s zero plastic waste policy, suggesting that it is in opposition to current and potential plastic industry innovations. At the end of 2021, the Government of Canada published its proposed Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations and Guidance for Selecting Alternatives to the Single-Use Plastics in the Proposed Single-Use […]

Budget 2022 leaves restaurants hungry for more, say industry groups

Hospitality and foodservice industry associations have criticized the federal Budget 2022 published on April 7, with Restaurants Canada saying that it leaves restaurants “hungry for more” by failing to address key issues. The association said that while it welcomes a number of commitments made by the federal government, failing to respond to calls for extended […]

Federal government invests $1.8 million in PEI cheesemaker to expand product line and grow markets

Press Release The dairy sector is an important contributor to Canada’s economy, contributing $20.9 billion through sales by farmers and food processors. The Government of Canada knows the importance of supporting a strong and competitive dairy industry that will ensure Canadian families continue to benefit from high-quality products while creating well-paying jobs for Canadians. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture […]

Business groups unite, call on Ottawa to drop federal tax changes for small business

Press release 35 organizations from across the country have come together to form the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness — a unified voice to oppose the federal government’s tax proposals that would dramatically change the way incorporated small businesses are taxed in Canada. “These proposals, while intended to target the wealthy, will hurt middle-class business owners from every […]