The federal Liberal government slipped into their 2017 budget an automatic alcohol escalator tax tied to the rate of inflation. 2022 saw record inflation rates, and this April 1st, the alcohol excise duties are expected to increase by 6.3%. According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation: "Taxes already account for about half of the price of beer, 65 per cent of the price of wine and more than three quarters of the price of spirits."
This is another example of the Liberal government raising taxes on Canadians and making life unaffordable.
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