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ORHMA In the Media

Ontario : Smoking To Be Banned On Bar, Restaurant Patios - Canada Journal

Wider smoking ban coming in January -
 Newstalk 1010

ORHMA adds Waterloo chapter -
Canadian Lodging News

Liquor licensing impasse resolved - Toronto Star

Parkdale’s interim control bylaw repealed by Toronto Council
- Inside Toronto

Is Airbnb legal in Ontario?
- Toronto Star

Settlement offered on Queen St. restaurants
- Toronto Star

ORHMA Elects New Board Members - Hotelier Magazine

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Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) Discussion Paper Released – Employers Input Required!  As you will recall in early May the Liberals had introduced in their budget speech, the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) which would be modeled closely after the Canada Pension Plan.  The budget lays out Premier Wynne’s plan for an Ontario Pension Plan. The plan would build on the CPP, and expand pension coverage initially to more than 3,000,000 working Ontarians... read more >>
Ontario Menu Labelling Legislation Introduced – The Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014  On November 24, 2014  Ontario reintroduced legislation that, if passed, will require large chain food service premises, like fast food restaurants, to post calories on menus to help Ontarians to make well-informed choices of what they eat and feed their children. The Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014, if passed, will: Require calories for standard food and beverage items, including alcohol, to be posted on menus and menu boards in restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores and other food service premises with 20 or more locations in Ontario... read more >>
Ontario Bans E-Cigarettes where Tobacco is Banned  November 24, 2014 the Ontario government introduced legislation to protect youth from the dangers of tobacco and the potential harms of electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes.  The introduction of the Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014 supports the government's commitment to achieve the lowest smoking rate in Canada. If passed, the proposed legislation would: Ban the sale and supply of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 19... read more>>
Visa and MasterCard Fee Reductions We are in waiting for the finer details surrounding the credit card reductions announced by the Government of Canada – interchange rates dropping an average of 1.5%. The government stated that this will represent a 10% reduction while others in industry calculates it at 9.3%.  The drop commences in April 30th 2015 and will be reviewed in five years... read more >>
Bill 38 - Smoke Free Ontario Act NDP MPP France Gélinas (Nickel Belt) introduced a bill entitled An Act to amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act regarding flavoured tobacco. Bill 38 was given first reading. This is the fifth time Gélinas has introduced this bill... read more >>
Aviation Fuel Tax Web Site Launched – Sign On and Ground the Flight Tax! The Tories developed a web site (http://groundtheflighttax.com/) aiming to kill the government’s recent announcement of the aviation fuel tax increase.  Introduced in the July budget the jet fuel tax is expected to generate $65 million in revenues by 2016/17 – up from the current $25 million. Included in the web announcement was a York study reference  claiming the province would be hit with the loss of up to 3,000 jobs... read more >>
Things Look Good In recent Insiders we have been referring to the relationship of a strong economy growing jobs, offering security for those that do work and the positive effect of consumer confidence leading to healthy disposable income. All this leads to success to consumer gate keepers such as the hospitality business.  We have also been writing of the rising USA economy as this is where the potential lies for Ontario... read more >>
Wynne Government Bans Smoking on All Restaurant & Bar Patios Across Ontario Effective January 1, 2015 On Friday November 7, 2014 The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced Cabinet approved regulation changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act. Starting January 1, 2015, it will be illegal to, Smoke on bar and restaurant patios, Smoke on playgrounds and public sports fields and surfaces, Sell tobacco on university and college campuses.These changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act are part of the government's plan to limit smoking in public places, ... read more >>
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