Ontario government scraps proposed beer tax

The Ontario government is putting a stop to a proposed hike in beer taxes.

The three-cent-per-litre increase was planned by the previous Liberal government and would have raised beer prices on November 1st.

In a release, Premier Doug Ford says "This tax hike is a cash grab from the hardworking people of Ontario, pure and simple. We are putting a stop to it so Ontario beer drinkers can keep more of their hard-earned money."  

There is no word as to how much tax revenue will be lost by stopping the increase.