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According to their website, “Restaurants Canada members comprise 30,000 businesses in every segment of the industry, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and their suppliers. We work on their behalf with all levels of government in support of a strong restaurant industry that contributes jobs, investment, and a wide range of culinary choices to communities across the country.”
In their recent blog, they encourage Canadian restaurants to cater to the Halal demand in Canada. Their reasoning is simple. The Muslim population in Canada is significant.
“Labelling Muslims as a “minority group” is a mistake. According to Statistics Canada data, there are an estimated 1.4 million Muslims in Canada, mostly concentrated in a few urban centres.”
In other words, there is money to be made.
Halal certification has come under fire frequently for concerns of possible ties to funding terrorism.
Watch dog group Point de Bascule has…
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