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Quebec Councillor Proposes Nutritional Menu Labelling Law

MONTREAL — A new proposal urges Quebec’s health minister to consider a law requiring fast-food chains to post nutritional information on menus or menu boards.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Reformed

OTTAWA — The moratorium on Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program has ended and new rules have been unveiled, but the changes are being met with some disappointment in restaurant and hotel industries.

GS1 Conference Stresses Value of Supply Chain Transparency

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The overwhelming amount of data available and its implications for foodservice was fodder for discussion yesterday during GS1 Canada’s “A Vision for the Future” event, which examined the market trends leading to the proliferation of data and its impact on the supply chain.

Quebec Finance Minister Lowers Alcohol Taxes in Foodservice

QUEBEC — Quebec finance minister Carlos Leitão has tabled a budget for the 2014/2015 year that will level the playing field between restaurants and liquor stores when it comes to tax rates on alcohol.

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.

The CRFA Show Served Up Trends in Sustainability and Health

TORONTO — Healthful foods, energy-efficient equipment and a rare WACS-endorsed culinary competition were draws at the CRFA Show, held from March 2 to 4...

Restaurants Canada Ushers in New Chair

TORONTO — A restaurant operator from Canada’s smallest province is now leading the country’s 30,000-member restaurant association. Liam Dolan, chef and owner of three...

Restaurants Canada Releases Its Annual Chef Survey

TORONTO — Gluten-free, quinoa and locally sourced foods are among the top trends this year, according to Restaurants Canada’s annual chef survey. “The Canadian diner...

CRFA Becomes Restaurants Canada

TORONTO — The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association has changed its name to Restaurants Canada in time for the CRFA Show, it’s annual tradeshow...