Raising Our Voice on Prince Edward Island
Your Province, Your Business, Your Future

As Prince Edward Island gets ready to head to the polls on April 23, let’s make sure all candidates know that the province’s $341-million, 6,000-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 ensure they hear our message — 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!

Step #1: Get Informed

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

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

Labour Costs (PDF)
Minimum wage increases tied to the rate of inflation would reduce pressure, as well as a training wage and liquor-serving wage.

Liquor Policy (PDF)
Reducing unnecessary red tape for licensees would allow customers to be able to enjoy competitively priced products.

Labour Shortages (PDF)
Foodservice businesses need help employing more immigrants, Islanders from Indigenous communities, seniors and social assistance recipients.

Environment (PDF)
Policies on packaging and single-use items need to allow restaurants to serve customers in a safe, inclusive and cost-effective manner.

Taxes (PDF)
Indexing personal income tax brackets to the rate of inflation and reducing taxes for small businesses would help the restaurant industry grow.

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


Step #2: Contact Your Candidates

You can find information about individual candidates in your electoral district and how to reach them by visiting the provincial party websites below:

Step #3: Get Ready to Vote

For information on your electoral district, polling place and local candidates, visit the Elections Prince Edward Island website.


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 lerjavec@restaurantscanada.org or 1-800-387-5649 ext. 5000.

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