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CRFA execs deliver message to Harper


November 9, 2009
By Bakers Journal

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OTTAWA –
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association executives met with Prime
Minister Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill on Oct. 22, during the association’s
fall board meetings in Ottawa.

crfa_harper_croppedNov. 9, 2009,



OTTAWA –
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association executives met with Prime
Minister Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill on Oct. 22, during the association’s
fall board meetings in Ottawa.





CRFA president and CEO Garth Whyte told the prime minister about the
contributions the industry makes to the Canadian economy and social fabric.

“Restaurants make an important economic and social contribution to
Canada. We are at the heart of every community,” Whyte told Harper.

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“The business leaders in this room alone represent a combined $14
billion in sales and 300,000 employees. We’re not here to ask for money. We’re
asking for recognition that the restaurant and foodservice industry is a valued
industry in Canada.”

CRFA Chairman Brenda O’Reilly of St. John’s and First Vice Chairman
Gerard Curran of Calgary presented Mr. Harper with a personalized chef’s jacket
from CRFA.

 

Photo: From left: CRFA
president and CEO Garth Whyte, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, CRFA chairwoman
Brenda O’Reilly and first vice-chairman Gerard Curran.



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