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Today’s episode is big for us as we were beyond thrilled to have British Columbia’s Attorney General David Eby on the podcast to discuss the new restaurant and bar wholesale pricing parameters his office released last week. This new pricing, with restaurants and bars receiving 20-25% off what they currently pay, is something the industry has been clamouring for a long time now. Eby expounds on what the specifics are, how long they will be implemented, how this process unfolded and much, much more.
This is big news for a restaurant community which has had a rough go of things because of COVID - 19. We cannot underscore how massive this is. These new pricing measures should help many establishments moving forward. July 31st will be a monumental day for the industry. Kudos to David and his team for getting this done.
We hope you enjoy this one. David is fantastic.
Also, we apologize for the kettle hissing with David's audio. The joys of virtual recording are never perfect. Sadly, we weren't able to fix this.
***Just a note. Jamie accidentally says that the Juneteenth march was on the 17th, when it was in fact the 19th. We apologize for this error.
**Here's a link to the press release from last week if you'd like to read more on it.
Here's a link to David's office. He mentions at the end that if you have any questions for his office, that he's more than happy to answer them. We love this.
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