As the hospitality industry continues to struggle with labour shortages and inflation costs, rising credit card fees have further challenged the industry. The federal government has pledged to step in, however, to help provide some relief. As part of their 2022 fall economic statement, the federal government has committed to enter into negotiations with the […]
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 […]
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 […]
The deadline for applications for the new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) is being extended from March 31 to June 30, 2021. The federal government is now allowing eligible businesses to apply for the interest-free loan until the end of June. The program had previously been set to expire on March 31. “The extension will […]
Canada intends to ban items like plastic bags, straws, and some takeout containers by the end of next year.
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 […]
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 […]