Ottawa should end temporary foreign worker moratorium, restauranteurs say

A lobby group for Canadian restaurants is calling on the federal government to immediately end the moratorium on temporary foreign workers in their industry.

CHARLOTTETOWN — A lobby group for Canadian restaurants is calling on the federal government to immediately end the moratorium on temporary foreign workers in their industry.

About two dozen restaurant owners who are members of Restaurants Canada made the call today during a meeting in Charlottetown.

Restaurants Canada CEO Garth Whyte says the moratorium has created a labour shortage in the industry.

The group says it also wants the rules governing the temporary foreign workers program to be strengthened to ensure there’s no abuse.

Restaurants Canada is a national association with 30,000 members in every segment of the food service industry.

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