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Hi there,

Restaurants Canada continues to be at the table, working with all levels of government to ensure the concerns of the foodservice community are being addressed, while working with our partners to provide you with resources relevant to your operations, as the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve. 

Restaurants Canada in the news: Response to the federal government's plans to create a rent assistance program

Some form of eviction protection is needed while the federal government works with the provinces and territories to sort out the details of the new Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program.

Restaurants Canada Vice President David Lefebvre shared this message with the CBC: 'Devil is always in the details': Ottawa's commercial rent relief plan and what it needs to succeed

Help amplify our call for property tax relief

Most foodservice businesses aren't going to be able to recover from COVID-19 without more help, especially in cities where commercial tax rates have been skyrocketing.

Restaurants Canada continues to be working with all levels of government toward relief from property taxes.

Help us raise the voice of foodservice by sharing our message with your network on the following social media platforms:

Navigating COVID-19: Restaurant rental and property questions for foodservice operations

To help understand what your options are, what legal considerations you will need to look for, and how to speak with your landlord about your lease, watch our webinar recording on Rental & Property Advice and read about "Restaurant rental and property questions for foodservice operations" on

Federal and Provincial Response Plans Handbook

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 prevention and relief measures across Canada, download our "Navigating COVID-19: Federal and Provincial Response Plans" handbook. This handbook includes all government announcements and relief measures announced to date, both at the federal and provincial level, including an overview of each measure, how it works and any outstanding details still to be determined.

Last update: April 17, 2020 at 5:00pm ET.


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WEBINAR: Navigating COVID-19 - Federal and Economic Update

Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 2pm EST

Join Restaurants Canada's own Sr. Economist, Chris Elliott and David LeFebvre, Vice President, Federal & Quebec, as we provide an update on the state of the current economy in the current COVID-19 pandemic, learn about federal relief measures to date, how they impact your business, and advocacy progress thus far from Restaurants Canada.
This webinar will give you insights on:
  1. Status of the foodservice industry
  2. Federal relief measures that can help your business
  3. Steps that Restaurants Canada is taking on advocacy
Register Now

Further resources and information

We encourage you to continue visiting our dedicated COVID-19 web page where we will continue to share information and resources relevant to our industry, and don't forget to connect with us through our social channels:

Facebook | Instagram | Linkedin | Twitter 

Regionally on Twitter

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Shanna Munro
Restaurants Canada
President & CEO | Présidente et cheffe de la direction