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.
We promised buck-a-beer, and we’re going to deliver for the people. Breweries and consumers should have the right to price competition in Ontario’s beer market. Coming soon to Ontario! #InternationalBeerDay #BuckABeer #onpoli pic.twitter.com/XG55VKa4m4
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) August 3, 2018
“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.
There are also future plans to allow the sale of beer and wine in corner stores.
Source: Toronto Sun