Beer Price Increase Halted in Oakville, Burlington and Milton

If one thing has become very apparent, it's that newly elected Premier Doug Ford does not want people to pay too much for beer.

The province recently announced that it's taking "immediate action" to prevent an increase in beer prices by halting a scheduled tax hike put in place by the previous government.

The tax increase scheduled by the previous government would have raised Ontario’s basic beer tax by three cents per litre on Nov. 1.

Beer prices have gone up on Nov. 1 every year for the last three years.

The province say the proposed changes would lock in basic tax rates for beer at their current levels.

The government says it will continue to review Ontario’s approach to how beer is sold in the province, and look at ways to provide more choice and access to consumers—including expanding the sale of beer and wine to corner stores and box stores.

Beer taxes are included in the price paid for beer made by an Ontario beer manufacturer, microbrewer or brew pub.

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