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CRFA escalates HST fight in B.C.

By Canadian Pizza   


December 14, 2009, B.C. – With an impending new seven per cent tax on restaurant meals which are currently exempt from provincial sales tax, the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has introduced a new campaign to urge the province’s consumers to say "no" to meal taxes.

The No Meal Tax campaign serves up facts and figures on the impact of the seven per cent tax on dining prices and potential job losses while connecting to an online petition addressed directly to the provincial and federal governments. Foodservice employees will also raise awareness through an associated in-restaurant campaign.

“A new seven per cent meal tax will take a big bite out of customers’ wallets, employees’ wages and threatens our members’ livelihoods,” said Mark von Schellwitz, CRFA’s vice president for western Canada.  “We’re calling on consumers and industry staff to let their MPs and MLAs know they are against this unfair tax.”

For more information on the campaign, visit


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