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Premier should use own powers to cap food delivery fees

Mike Schreiner released the following statement after the Premier called on food delivery operators to reduce the commissions charged to restaurants:

QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement after the Premier called on food delivery operators to reduce the commissions charged to restaurants:

“If we want independent restaurants to survive, then we need to do more than ask Uber Eats for a favour.

The Premier has the power to bring down food delivery app fees, just like many other jurisdictions have done to help out struggling restaurants.

My Independent colleague, MPP Simard, called for this measure over 5 months ago and the Ford government has yet to act.

The Premier can put an end to price gouging right now by capping commission fees at 15%, which will give small restaurants a better chance to survive the 28-day indoor dining closure.”