Le Lézard
Classified in: Business
Subjects: SVY, ECO, AVO, CPG

Ontario's farmers, workers, and economy rely on real alcohol choice and convenience


TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Spirits Canada today welcomed new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA), which demonstrates the value of Ontario's distilled spirits manufacturing and the serious consequences of artificially limiting the industry's growth potential. 

Logo: Spirits Canada (CNW Group/Spirits Canada)

Spirits Canada President and CEO Jan Westcott, reacting to the report, commented: "Ontario promised real choice and convenience in alcohol shopping options for Ontarian adults.  Now, the government must ensure distilled spirits made here at home are given at least equal treatment as provided for imported beer and wine.

"Failing to do so," Westcott continued, "would decrease Ontario farm purchases, put jobs here at risk, and rob the provincial treasury of more than half a billion dollars in tax revenue over ten years." 

Ontario need not look far for real-world evidence of these opportunities and risks.  When British Columbia included spirits in its private liquor sales expansion, the province reaped the benefits - doubling provincial revenue and enhancing consumer satisfaction.

On the other hand, when Quebec excluded spirits from grocery and corner stores, spirits lost 65% of its market share, shuttered facilities, and shed jobs. 

CANCEA's data-driven analysis shows Ontario can expect to see the same bleak outlook as Québec, unless it delivers on Premier Ford's promise to respect adults' independence to choose what they drink and where they shop.

EDITORS' NOTES

CANCEA quick facts:

For full CANCEA report, see: https://www.cancea.ca/spiritsopportunities,

SOURCE Spirits Canada


These press releases may also interest you

at 03:04
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated today announced that it has commenced an offering of $690 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2025 (the "U.S. Notes"). In addition, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding...

at 03:00
Abel Noser Solutions was ranked as the leading global fixed income TCA provider by Greenwich Associates in their 2020 market survey that included firms such as Tradeweb, Sungard and Instinet. Greenwich Associates, a top provider of data, analytics...

at 03:00
Retail Inkjet Solutions (RIS) and supermarket retailer Migros France today announced the launch of the inkjet cartridge refill service at the Migros retail location in Thoiry, France.  Customers are now able to reuse and refill their empty inkjet...

at 03:00
Any employee that drives a company vehicle as part of their job must be insured to protect the company and because it's the law. Insuring key employees for several aspects of business, including auto insurance, is critical to business continuity and...

at 03:00
Both the Federal government and the State of California require that certain taxes be deducted from each paycheck. The payroll taxes are sometimes confusing to both employees and employers, especially new employers and Atascadero's payroll firm,...

at 03:00
The new Vertical Merger Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission on June 30, 2020, demonstrate that the agencies were responsive to comments received during the consultation process. In January 2020, the...



News published on 3 october 2019 at 08:00 and distributed by: