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:
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.
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.