Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced on October 21 that the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will expire on October 23, and will be replaced the next day by targeted benefits including restaurant subsidies and programs to help individuals whose work is impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns. The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit will provide […]
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing nearly $3 million in three new initiatives as part of a coordinated effort to enhance biosecurity and support the Ontario pork sector and its African swine fever (ASF) prevention and emergency preparedness efforts. With the foodservice supply chain already stretched thin, there are concerns that African swine […]
With a federal election set for September 20, the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) is looking to inform the foodservice and hospitality industry on how the three largest political parties have pledged to support the sector through their party platform. Foodservice and hospitality still need significant governmental support to aid its recovery from […]
The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) has described the Liberal government’s proposed supports for the hospitality and tourism sectors as “a big win” for the industry. OHRMA notes that over the past several months it has been actively involved in the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses, advocating for sector-specific support and an extension […]
The respective governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $6 million in projects to help Ontario food processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to challenges as we move beyond the pandemic. Applications for this program, available to Ontario food processors and Ontario beverage processors, will be accepted in two […]
As prolonged COVID-19 related lockdowns continue across Canada, the restaurant and foodservice sector has reached a critical point when it comes to mental health. Survival of the industry as a whole may not be an option if viable widespread relief doesn’t arrive soon. A major casualty of this crisis is a growing mental health epidemic […]
The federal government’s latest package to support Canada’s supply-managed dairy, poultry and egg farmers has been hailed by leading groups.
The government is offering the potential of large cash rewards for reducing food waste through the Food Waste Reduction Challenge.
A new government report shows the devastating effect that COVID-19 has had on the food and beverage and hospitality industries in 2020.
Changes to the CEBA will allow more Canadian small businesses to access interest-free loans that will help cover operating costs during the pandemic.