In what seems like the equivalent of a student offering no homework if elected class president, Ontoon PC Leader Doug Ford has promised to lower the floor of beer prices to a mere $1.
For too long beer consumers have been forced to pay inflated prices for beer in order to increase the profits of big corporations. Doug Ford will bring back buck a beer. #onpoli #onelxn pic.twitter.com/ZosD6Xa9fj
— Ontario PC Party (@OntarioPCParty) May 26, 2018
Ford, who’s dubbed it “buck-a-beer”, plans to promote competition within the market as well as putting an end to the bloated prices manufactured by alcoholic beverage companies. He says in 2008, beer companies backed by the Liberal government, raised the minimum price floor for beer, in turn discouraging competition.
“For too long beer consumers have been forced to pay inflated prices for beer in order to increase the profits of big corporations.” says Ford. “We’re going to allow price competition for beer and this will save consumers money.”
“If a brewer wants to offer you a buck-a-beer, there is no reason for government to stand in the way,” he said.
Ford says since beer taxes are volumetric, the buck-a-beer plan won’t impact government revenues.
The PCs have also committed to expand the sale of beer and wine to corner stores.