Restaurant Association Worries About N.S. Recession Plan


A recent article in the Halifax Chronicle Herald suggests that the Nova Scotia restaurant industry is less than thrilled with the provincial government’s efforts to pull that province out of the recession.

In the article, Luc Erjavec, vice-president for the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association in Atlantic Canada, says the foodservice business in Nova Scotia employs 30,000 people and would certainly be in a position to lead the economic recovery, if it weren’t for costly fees. “Today, they announced an increase in alcohol costs, they also introduced new fees on bars this week — two initiatives that directly impact the bottom-line. It is one more barrier being put in place,” he is quoted as saying.

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