Today Scott Simmons, President, Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) released the following statement regarding beer taxes:
“The Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) applauds the Ford government for cancelling the scheduled tax hike and helping keep beer prices affordable. Today’s announcement is simply great news for both Ontario consumers and our independently-owned Ontario craft breweries. OCB has long advocated for policies that reduce beer prices and this is a significant step in that direction. Halting the increase will go a long way to helping Ontario’s locally-owned craft breweries succeed, and in turn, continue to drive economic growth right across the province. We look forward to continued dialogue with the government as they move forward to increase access and selection of locally-owned, independent craft beer in communities all across Ontario.”
Find Doug Ford’s full announcement here.