The Minimum Price Of Beer Might Only Be $1 Very Soon

This morning, Doug Ford announced buck-a-beer is coming back! According to the Toronto Star, the new minimum price of a bottle or can of beer will be $1 by labour day weekend.

Until 2008, the minimum price for a beer was $1 until it was raised to $1.25 by provincial Liberals.  The province is hoping brewers will get on board with the buck-a-beer plan and incentives will be offered for those who do.

“This is voluntary. We aren’t forcing breweries to sell for $1,” said a source. The lower minimum price will not apply to draft beer.

“For too long, beer consumers have been forced to pay inflated prices for beer in order to increase the profits of big corporations,” Ford said in a previous release.

There are also future plans to allow the sale of beer and wine in corner stores.

Source: Toronto Sun

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