FEDERAL 75% WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM CRITERIA RELAXED

The Federal Government has announced more relaxed qualifications for the wage subsidy program. While originally the program required businesses to demonstrate a loss of 30% in revenues in March compared to last year, but it has now been announced that number will change to just 15%. For more details on this news release, see https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/government-provides-further-flexibility-for-employers-to-access-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.html […]

March MRFA LocalFare Newsletter

March MRFA LocalFare Newsletter Click the title link above to view our recent newsletter.

CONTRIBUTOR POST: Sculpture Hospitality’s Webinars for Restaurants During COVID-19

Contributed by Associate member Frank Van der Koon and Sculpture Hospitality   Check out Sculpture Hospitality’s recorded webinar’s on a variety of topics which are relevant to restaurateurs during this crisis: https://blog.sculpturehospitality.com/blog/top-webinars-this-week-to-help-strategize-around-covid-19-march-26-march-31?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85655173&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ybWeiR-UHUk8pJpMFVzZv-dD1zB84VwOBFEkMjqGHBGbwhIzj85qXoLolBgNnBdS7yxOIh4HclC_eYrXrFiSTKtO4gvlkdjhV1LQHKHwxUfYAxbg&_hsmi=85655173

75% WAGE SUBSIDY FROM CANADIAN GOVERNMENT: NEW DETAILS AVAILABLE NOW

Additional details on the 75% Wage Subsidy Program announced by the Canadian Federal Government are now available. The goal of this program is to provide aid for employers to keep employees on payroll, or to rehire workers who were laid off at the onset of the crisis. Although applications are not yet open for this […]

WINNIPEG: Council Approves Unprecedented Relief Plan on Property and Business Taxpayers to Ease Financial Burden of Covid-19 on Property and Business Taxpayers

Winnipeg, MB – At a Special Meeting of Council today, efforts to ease the financial burden of COVID-19 on Winnipeg homeowners and businesses were approved by Council. On March 20, Mayor Brian Bowman and Councillor Scott Gillingham introduced an amending motion to the 2020-2023 Multi-Year Balanced Budgets for Council’s consideration to look at ways the City […]

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES OVER $100 MILLION IN SUPPORT AND RELIEF FOR MANITOBA’S FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19: NEW CASH FLOW RELIEF

Manitoba Protection Plan Ensures Government Can Respond Quickly and Effectively to Needs of Manitobans: Pallister The Manitoba government is announcing new measures in the Manitoba Protection Plan to provide extra support and relief to homeowners and businesses, and to enhance health preparedness for new medical equipment and shelter space in the fight against COVID-19, Premier […]

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS HOSTING SITE LISTING BUSINESSES STILL OPEN DURING COVID-19

The Winnipeg Free Press is listing businesses that are still open for service during this crisis. Visit this link to view the list and to add your restaurant or business to the list if you are still open for take-out and delivery, or other services: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/coronavirusinfo/569163991.html

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 […]