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Info Session: Restaurants Canada

Addressing the Challenges of Our Foodservice Sector

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:00am – 9:00am

Attendance at this free session is limited to business operating in the foodservice sector; a maximum of one representative per business may attend.

Roosters Bistro
32 St Paul St.

Research suggests that new costs and government policies could force the closure of up to 26% of foodservice operations in Ontario and that would mean countless jobs here in Thunder Bay.

Join us for a presentation by Restaurants Canada Vice President – Ontario, Steve Virtue about the way recent changes in Ontario have made the province more costly and less competitive. Steve’s presentation will be followed by a round-table discussion about the ways we can address these challenges.

The foodservice sector accounts for 7% of the total workforce in the region, equating to more than 5,500 jobs at 360 operations in Thunder Bay. These local businesses also deliver more than $234 million dollars in revenue for the community. Government policies have a substantial impact, not just on foodservice jobs in the region but on countless jobs for those entering the workforce, seniors, the less skilled and new Canadians.  Current policies could cost close to 200,000 jobs in Ontario and more than $1.8 Billion dollars in new costs downloaded and red tape onto restaurateurs. Steve will discuss how recent changes in Ontario have made the province more costly and less competitive.

About our event partner:

Restaurants Canada is a growing community of 30,000 foodservice businesses, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. They connect members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant industry. Canada’s restaurant industry directly employs 1.2 million Canadians and serves 18 million customers every day.

Steve Virtue, Vice President – Ontario, 
Restaurants Canada

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