February 16, 2018

AB NDP's 525% craft beer tax violated provincial trade agreement

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

On Wednesday's episode of The Gunn ShowBo Vitanov from Artisan Ales Consulting joined me to detail her fight against the Alberta NDP's 525% tax hike on microbrewery beer.

The Notley government's decision violated inter-provincial trade agreements and was defeated in a trade tribunal thanks to a Calgary-based beer importer.

WATCH my interview with Bo to see how the NDP's tax went far beyond the usual favors governments provide to industries in their province.

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commented 2018-02-19 16:52:51 -0500
Albertans, just wait for her to increase the taxes on toilet paper 525% or limiting how much you can buy!
commented 2018-02-16 23:19:11 -0500
Not fraud you guys – usury. It’s against the law to charge 60% or more interest. One could make the case that “tax” and “interest” are the same.
commented 2018-02-16 21:34:39 -0500
Keith, I think that’s a splendid idea!
commented 2018-02-16 20:54:03 -0500
Too bad Holly is not here to do a beer tax story.
commented 2018-02-16 19:18:28 -0500
Charge the Bitch with attempted fraud.