To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland:
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.
Your government implemented an escalator tax that will automatically increase excise taxes on beer, wine and spirits each year at the rate of inflation.
Automatic and hidden tax hikes are unaccountable and unaffordable.
We, the undersigned, call on your government to repeal the escalator tax and to reduce federal liquor taxes.