After a truly dismal year for restaurants in Quebec, the province has finally unanimously passed laws that determine the amount third-party delivery services can charge during the pandemic.
On Tuesday, Quebec officially went ahead with Bill 87, which André Lamontagne, the provincial Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAQ), floated in the National Assembly last week, meaning Uber Eats, DoorDash and any other platform with at least 500 restaurants customers can do not charge more than 15 percent for deliveries. p Usage fees are 5 percent or 10 percent if delivery is not delegated to the third-party service. Ultimately, Bill 87 sees that a maximum of 20 percent for a restaurant can be charged for the service from Uber Eats or DoorDash. So far, the commission rates have increased by up to 30 percent.
Bill 87 applies to all restaurants whose opening hours are affected by government-mandated coronavirus regulations, not just those whose dining rooms are closed, as was already stated in the original bill. These include red zones like Montreal and orange zones where the dining rooms have reopened, but which are limited by a curfew of 9:30 p.m. From March 26, Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec – will be the first to return to the yellow – i.e. lowest – level of the province’s coronavirus alert scheme, where a curfew is not more available. These areas would likely no longer be eligible for CPP fees.
The invoice also ensures that delivery ps is prohibited from deducting payment from the drivers to make up for the profits lost by the c. All deliverers whose remuneration is affected can file a complaint online with the MAQ. The same applies to any restaurant for which a fee is charged that exceeds the threshold of 20 percent. Violating these regulations can result in fines of up to $ 1.5 million.
The measure will take effect on Monday, March 22nd.