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ORHMA In the Media

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Parkdale’s interim control bylaw repealed by Toronto Council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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ORHMA Battles Credit Card Acceptance Fees!  Thursday October 9, 2014 Tony Elenis, President, CEO represented ORHMA at the Standing Senate Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce. Bill S-202 Act to Amend the Payment Card Newtworks Act was supported by ORHMA. Canada has one of the highest credit card acceptance fee structures in the world, the federal government must act in bringing a merchant system policy that works fair for all involved... read more >> 
Service Canada – What’s in a Name? When someone thinks of service it connotates customer satisfaction in services, products and in interactions on any dealings or inquiries. Even Wikipedia (perhaps today’s answer to Webster Dictionary for many) describes service as “A Service is a set of actions or solutions that are put in place or are performed to provide a repeatable and consistent set of outcomes... read more>>
ORHMA Advances Hospitality ORPP Concerns  ORHMA met with Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mitzie Hunter (Scarborough- Guildwood) and her team. As we all know the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan – 2017 Introduced in the budget speech, the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) will 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 who currently rely on the CPP. In the Legislature, Sousa said this means today’s workers could receive... read more >>
Canadian Airports can Support Tourism Growth Much has been said on Canada’s International Visitor traffic declines in global competiveness positioning. Much has also been said on the Canadian Government’s ignorance of promoting Canada as a destination. The Canadian Tourism Council’s (CTC) budget slashed by close to 50% is only one example... read more >>
Toronto- No Smoking By Entrances of Public Buildings The ORHMA has received inquiries of Toronto City Inspectors pointing out that restaurant patrons are restricted of smoking within 9 meters of entrances/exits. In a meeting with Toronto Public Health this past week we discussed the challenges of complying with such a by- law pointing to freedom rights of individuals and the authority of a... read more >>
Harper Government Cuts Employment Insurance Premiums - 2015 ORHMA applauds the federal government’s efforts to find some relief for small businesses. While Canada has been faced with stubbornly sluggish job growth numbers, the federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver has announced a cut in employment insurance premiums... read more >>
Is it the Minimum Wage? - Loss of Part-Time Work Costs Ontario Statistics Canada released the employment data for August showing that part-time employee jobs in Ontario fell by 26,100 costing the province 7,900 net jobs. The full time employment increased by 18,100 jobs.  Unemployment rate ended up at 7.4 per cent a drop from 7.5 per cent. Since the 2008 recession Ontario has... read more >>
WSIB Premium Rates Frozen for 2015   This past week the WSIB announced that the 2015 Premium rates will be frozen to the existing rates. This is welcoming news as this is the 2nd year of freezing these rates to 2013 levels. The ORHMA President and CEO, Tony Elenis, met with WSIB’s President and Chair on Monday Aug 11th on the premium rate presentation to sectors. Contributors to freezing the rates include: the sufficiency ratio from 2012 to March 2014 showed improvement, lower claims and more timely adjudication , health services and overall return to work performance... read more >>
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