Efforts by American companies Doordash and Uber Eats to persuade the Legalt government not to limit the costs they charge restaurants for have been in vain since Quebec acted in this direction on Thursday.
The bill, presented Thursday by Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Minister Andre Lamontagne, provides for a pre-tax limit of 15% on invoice spending.
These costs, sometimes reaching up to 30% of the invoice, have been criticized by restaurants at the height of the crisis as delivery was then the only way to continue working.
If adopted in its current form, the law proposed by Minister Lamontagne will remain in force until the lifting of the health emergency, with the government continuously renewing it from March 2020.
This would be more than the bill submitted by the Liberal Party of Quebec, as it also applies to fees charged for delivery applications to restaurant chains such as Saint-Hubert and La Cage.
Keep in mind that the American giants Uber Eats and Durdash tried to come to an agreement with the government not to force themselves into their hands by lowering their prices.
During the negotiations, they requested a written commitment from the government that there be no laws against them, which was ruled not to be allowed.
According to information obtained by the QMI agency at the time, Uber Eats and Durdash proposed to reduce the fees charged to restaurants by 2 to 3%, which was not enough in Quebec’s view.