CRFA applauds N.B.’s recipe for growth
By Canadian PizzaNews
February 4, 2011, Fredericton – At yesterday’s budget consultations with business leaders, the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) told New Brunswick’s finance minister the government is on the right path to creating an environment for small businesses in the province to grow and prosper.
The provincial government has committed to rein in spending, reject an increase in the HST and grow the economy.
In a press release, the CRFA stated: “Restaurant operators believe these measures, along with the government’s suggestions to introduce minimum wage differentials and privatize Alcool NB Liquor (ANBL), could raise additional revenue and spur growth throughout the small business sector.”
“Small businesses, in particular restaurant and other foodservice businesses, are the key to economic growth in every single community,” said Luc Erjavec, CRFA’s vice-president for Atlantic Canada. “A vibrant restaurant industry plays a central role in the social and economic fabric of communities across the province. Given the opportunity, we will grow our businesses, creating more jobs for New Brunswickers, expanding markets for the province’s products and services and generating revenue for government.”
As one of New Brunswick’s largest private-sector employers, the restaurant industry encompasses more than 24,000 direct employees and over 1,600 commercial establishments.
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