Garth Whyte Departs Restaurants Canada


TORONTO — Garth Whyte is no longer at the helm of Restaurants Canada. The president and CEO of the Toronto-based association has been replaced by Donna Dooher, interim CEO, while the Board of Directors searches for a new leader.

“We would like to thank Garth for his contributions to the Canadian foodservice industry and to this organization during his time at Restaurants Canada, and we wish him well in his future endeavours,” said Liam Dolan, chair of the Board. Dooher will announce a new leader in three to four months.

Whyte joined the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (Restaurants Canada’s former name) in 2009. He was a key spokesperson for various legislative issues and industry concerns, including temporary foreign workers, food prices and credit-card fees. Prior to joining the association, Whyte spent 23 years with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, where he oversaw its research and legislative affairs.

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