Make Your Voice Heard in New Brunswick
Your Province, Your Business, Your Future

As New Brunswick gets ready to head to the polls on Sept. 24, let’s make sure all candidates know that the province’s $1.5-billion, 23,500-employee foodservice industry is too important to ignore!

There is no better time to approach a politician about issues impacting your business than when they are seeking election. And our industry is uniquely positioned to get a message to the provincial parties during this election — candidates are visiting restaurants daily while on the campaign trail.

We encourage you to empower yourselves with the information below so that you can engage candidates in your community. Together we can make a difference!

Key Industry Issues

Download the info sheets below to engage candidates in your community on issues impacting your business.

Industry Overview: Foodservice is Everyone's Business (PDF)
A thriving restaurant and foodservice industry is critical to the economic wellbeing of every community across the province.

Workers' Compensation (PDF)
Operators are facing a 75% increase in assessment premiums due to legislative changes from 2015. This must be reversed!

Beverage Alcohol (PDF)
Wholesale prices must be introduced and red tape eliminated so that licensees can serve customers competitively priced products.

Labour Costs (PDF)
Lower differential rates are needed for employees in training and liquor servers who earn gratuities.

Access to Labour (PDF)
Foodservice businesses need help employing more immigrants, indigenous Canadians, seniors and social assistance recipients.

Fiscal Management (PDF)
Spending must be curtailed so that government can support the business community without exacerbating our debt burden.


Contact Your Candidates

To learn more about the individual candidates in your provincial electoral district and how to reach them, visit the party websites below and search for your local candidate by entering your postal code:

To learn the name of your provincial electoral district and polling division, visit the Elections News Brunswick website below:

Search Your Provincial Election Information

Get in Touch with Restaurants Canada

If you have any questions or would like more information, you can get in touch with Luc Erjavec, Restaurants Canada Vice President, Atlantic Canada, at or 1-800-387-5649 ext. 5000.

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