Shaping a virtual food market

With foot traffic off the table, finding ways to tap into local community from afar has become vital. By Tom Nightingale Heading down to a local food market is a pastime of choice for many people. The wide variety of produce on offer, coupled with that in-person interaction and the knowledge that you’re contributing to […]

Federal government announces additional measures to support businesses through COVID-19

On March 27, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the next wave of measures to help businesses affected by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. While a full statement is available on the Government of Canada website, we have highlighted the items most relevant to the foodservice industry here. Deferred GST/HST payments Businesses, including self-employed individuals, are […]

Les Bières de la Nouvelle-France in Mauricie receives six-figure loan from federal government

Press Release Brewing beer is one of Canada’s oldest industries, and its consumption is one of Canada’s well-established traditions. Craft beer has particularly flourished in recent years. A number of Quebec brewers are growing, and the Government of Canada supports local brewers as they expand to meet the growing demand for their products while maintaining and creating jobs. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, minister […]

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 […]