Food industry groups unite to develop code of practice

The Canadian Press A group of associations representing food producers and retailers has agreed to work together to develop a food industry code of practice, a collaboration one industry insider is calling a “breakthrough” for ensuring a reliable and affordable food supply in Canada. The associations have come together to form the Canadian Food Industry […]

Toronto City Council clears way for new wave of restaurants in Parkdale neighbourhood

By Gregory Furgala Toronto City Council voted last week to lift a restriction it placed on the concentration of restaurants allowed in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, opening the door for a second restaurant boom in the West End neighbourhood. In 2013, following a year-long study of the neighbourhood and moratorium on new restaurants there, City Council […]

New modern liquor laws come into effect in B.C.

Press release An updated Liquor Control and Licencing Act and regulation came into force on Jan. 23 that will create new opportunities for businesses, increase convenience for consumers and enhance the Province’s commitment to social responsibility. Legislative changes The Liquor Policy Review made 73 recommendations to update antiquated laws for British Columbians and reduce red tape. […]