Paying 5 TIMES the beer tax that our American neighbours pay is unacceptable. Tell your Member of Parliament that you’ve had enough and you want to be treated fairly.

Axe the Escalating Beer Tax
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Axe the Escalating Beer Tax

Fact: Canadians pay 5x more beer tax than their American neighbours.

Fact: 47% of the price of beer is government tax.

Fact: The escalating beer tax is going to keep going up.

On their drink of choice, middle class Canadians already pay enough tax. Yet, the government has passed an automatic escalator tax on beer that will:

  • happen in perpetuity every year!
  • without a vote!
  • forever increasing taxes on Canadian hospitality.

The Facts on Beer Taxes:
Canada Vs United States

(Based on “Beer Taxes: A Canadian-U.S. Comparison”)

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CANADA'S BEER ECONOMY FACTS

Beer is still Canada's most popular alcoholic beverage product

Despite its significant economic footprint, Canada's beer economy faces many challenges including higher input costs and tax increases. These factors result in price increases and likely contribute to the declining trend in per capita consumption of beer.

Beer Infographics

Canadians pay an average of 47% beer tax

Chart showing Beer Tax Percentage in each Province

Tax on beer – weighted based on volume of top 10 selling SKUs in each province in 2016.
Price, tax and markups as at November 2017.Sources: Beer Canada, liquor boards.

Beer Increasing Every Year
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