Premier Ford Is Scrapping The Planned Increase To The Beer Tax

The provincial government is cancelling a scheduled increase in a beer tax that was set to kick in next month. The PC’s say the 3% per-litre increase from the previous Liberal government will be scrapped. The Tories are reviewing the province’s approach to beer and wine sales, including the possible expansion of sales into corner and big box stores. Beer and wine taxes brought in revenues of roughly $589-million dollars in 2016-17. It is not yet clear how scrapping this increase will impact government budgets.

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox