Entries by Megan

MRFA ANNOUNCES LIQUOR DELIVERY & TAKEOUT IN EFFECT: GUIDELINES

Further to the Province’s announcement on March 30th 2020 and a subsequent conversation between the MRFA and Minister Jeff Wharton on April 1st 2020, we are proud to be your voice and announce the enactment of this new revenue stream. This temporary measure will be voted on by full cabinet in the next few weeks […]

RESTAURANT LIQUOR DELIVERY & TAKE-OUT NOT YET IN EFFECT

Contrary to misinformation which is beginning to circulate, liquor delivery and take-out from restaurants is not yet in effect. The MRFA has confirmed with Minister Wharton that the legislation is currently being drafted and will be approved in the very near future. The MRFA has been assured that we will be the credible source for releasing […]

NOTICE TO MEMBERS WITH VLTs: VLTs TO BE DISABLED APRIL 1

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans,  as required in the order issued on March 30 under the Public Health Act restricting operations of non-critical businesses, please be advised that all VLTs will be disabled on April 1 at 12:01am. For more information, please direct any […]

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- MARCH NEWSLETTER

Dear members, non-members and food service industry professionals, Our industry is facing a difficult situation right now, and the tough decisions governments are being forced to make have shifted the focus from public health and safety to a question of livelihood for many businesses and individuals. There is no question that this is stressful, but […]

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ANNOUNCES 75% WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM

The Federal Government announced an up to 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This will help businesses to keep and return workers to the payroll. More details on eligibility criteria will start with the impact of COVID-19 on sales, and will be shared before the end […]

MANITOBA RESTRICTS OPERATIONS OF NON-CRITICAL BUSINESSES INCLUDING RESTAURANTS IN NEW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER EFFECTIVE APRIL 1

Changes Made to Protect Health, Safety of all Manitobans: Pallister The Manitoba government is issuing a new public health order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Manitobans, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “These decisions are not easy ones, but they must be made during this global pandemic […]

LINKS FOR NEWS & RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES DURING COVID-19

We are continually updating this page with links to news and resources for businesses in our industry during the COVID-19 crisis. Manitoba Health Protection Unit’s What You Need to Know as a Food Operation During COVID-19 Province of Manitoba’s News Releases Province of Manitoba’s COVID-19 Information & Resources Government of Canada’s Resources for Canadian Businesses […]

MRFA Press Release: MANITOBA RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICES ASSOCIATION CALLS TO THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TO ENACT LIQUOR DELIVERY & TAKEOUT LEGISLATION SIMILAR TO OTHER PROVINCES IN ORDER TO BRING WORKERS BACK TO WORK

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association (MRFA) is disappointed to hear that recent conversations with the provincial government about enacting liquor delivery & takeout legislation similar to B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan was denied with no timeline in sight for implementation. A recent conversation with Minister Wharton’s office about liquor delivery & takeout […]