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Team Green: Operators are Being Driven to Improve Their Environmental Policies

In the ride out from yesterday to tomorrow on the road of foodservice environmental responsibility, the message to the back seat is...

P.E.I. Government Reduces Red Tape for Island’s Restaurants, Bars and Pubs

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Restaurants Canada and the government of P.E.I. have been working closely in an effort to reduce the regulatory obstacles that foodservice...

Minimum Wage to Increase in Ontario

TORONTO — Last week the B.C. government made plans to hike its minimum wage, and yesterday the Ontario government did the same, announcing that...

Business Groups Respond to B.C.’s Minimum Wage Increase

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government’s announcement to increase minimum wage and liquor server wage annually based on the Consumer Price Index is being met...

Government Suspends Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Foodservice Industry

OTTAWA — The foodservice sector may be facing serious labour shortages, but, in a rare move, the federal government has suspended the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program.

Government Names Abusers of Temporary Foreign Worker Program

OTTAWA — The federal government is cracking down on restaurant owners misusing the federal government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and now a franchisee in...

Sysco Acquires US Foods for $3.5 Billion

HOUSTON — A new foodservice behemoth has formed now that Sysco Corporation and US Foods signed a deal to merge entities, with a combined...

House of Commons Passes Stricter Food-Safety Legislation

OTTAWA — In the wake of XL Foods’ beef recall, purported to be one of the largest beef recalls in Canadian history, a new...

P.E.I. Government to Extend Private Liquor Store Hours?

CHARLOTTETOWN — The possibility of extending hours at private liquor stores in P.E.I. is causing debate, according to CBC News. With five new independent...

Government to Cut Food-Safety Inspectors

OTTAWA — In keeping with the recent budget, the Canadian government has announced plans to lay off at least 100 food-safety inspectors nationwide. The...