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November 11, 2021

Your CFA Update on COVID-19

The Franchise Community Remembers…

The CFA and its members from coast to coast to coast salute all the those who have served, are serving and those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Ontario Pausing the Lifting of Capacity Limits in Remaining Settings Where Proof of Vaccination is Required

The Ontario government is pausing the lifting of capacity limits in remaining higher-risk settings as outlined in A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term.

These higher-risk settings include:

  • food or drink establishments with dance facilities such as night clubs and wedding receptions in meeting/event spaces where there is dancing;
  • strip clubs, sex clubs and bathhouses.

The government and the Chief Medical Officer of Health will continue to monitor the data for the next 28 days to determine when it is safe to lift capacity limits in these settings.

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Cargill union's strike plan imperils 40% of Canada's beef supply

Beef prices in North America are soaring amid global supply chain snarls, and now a labor dispute could inject even more uncertainty into the market. 

A union representing thousands of workers at a Cargill Inc. beef plant in Alberta gave official notice on Wednesday of a strike starting Dec. 6 following two days of negotiations. The strike could take the form of a complete work stoppage or refusal to work overtime or some shifts.

The move comes as beef touches record prices in the northern nation, and it’s the latest example of workers flexing newfound leverage in a company critical to food supply chains. The facility in High River is the largest in the country and accounts for roughly 40 per cent of Canada’s beef processing capacity. If workers strike, Canadian consumers could see a drop in packaged beef on store shelves as well as more “meatflation.” Farmers will also likely have to hold onto their animals longer, which increases production costs.

Cargill spokesman Daniel Sullivan said in an email Thursday that the company and union exchanged multiple proposals over the last two days that included increased wages “well beyond the industry standard,” enhanced benefits and cash bonus opportunities.

Join us for Franchise Awareness Days (virtual) – November 17,18 and 22

Join Canada's leading franchisors and the CFA by being part of Virtual Franchise Awareness Day.

By educating politicians and policymakers, you can help protect your business, your franchisees, and the franchise business model in Canada.


Quebecers 70 and over can book 3rd dose this month

The Quebec government will allow people aged 70 and over to book an appointment for their third COVID-19 vaccine dose as of Nov. 16. 

The province's immunization committee, the CIQ, has recommended that Quebecers in that age group be offered a third dose in order to boost their immunity against the virus.

The appointments will roll out gradually, per age groups over 70, starting with 80 years and over. However, a period of six months has to have elapsed since the person's second COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Delta mutation being monitored in the West

A pair of new derivatives of the COVID-19 Delta variant serve as a reminder of the importance of getting vaccinated. Health officials in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan are monitoring the sublineages "very closely" and say that while they are not new variants of concern, more data is needed to determine if they are more transmissible.

Whenever variants spread widely through a population it will acquire new mutations. Infectious disease experts say that vaccines help slow transmission, which gives the virus fewer opportunities to mutate into new variants.

Annamie Paul formally resigns as Green leader, will end membership in party

Annamie Paul has given formal notice of her resignation as leader of the Green Party of Canada and says she will also end her membership in the party. Paul had announced on Sept. 27 that she would be stepping down as Green Party leader after a poor showing in the summer federal election.


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COVID-19's impact on the world is creating waves across all sectors and industries.

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