More details this morning about Premier's buck-a-beer plan
Ontario's Premier is set to roll out his buck-a-beer plans this morning when he visits a brewery in Picton.
Doug Ford made the promise during the spring election campaign and has vowed to expand the sale of beer and wine to corner and box stores in the province.
The Canadian Press reported last week, the PC plan lower the minimum price of a bottle or can of beer to $1 from $1.25 by Labour Day weekend.
Brewers would not be required to charge less, however, and the lower minimum price would not apply to draft beer, nor would it include the bottle deposit.
The source said the government hopes to get brewers on board by launching what it calls a ``buck-a-beer challenge'' with incentives for those who cut prices to $1.
The Tories have said a return to buck a beer would see more competition in the beer market without affecting the province's revenues from beer and wine taxes, which government documents show brought in roughly $589 million in 2016-2017.
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