On Tuesday, both Ontario based Steam Whistle and Saskatchewan based Great Western Brewery, were granted injunctions on the second markup scheme that the Alberta NDP implemented in August.
This means they don’t have to pay the increased markup fee that went up to $1.25 for all breweries regardless of product origin.
This is the second injunction that Steam Whistle has been granted as a result of the NDP’s unconstitutional markups, meaning that that these taxes are illegal under the constitution.
The NDP are also facing an Agreement on Internal Trade Challenge due to their illegal tax and grant system, which is a much shorter process. That challenge was launched by the Canadian Constitution Foundation and local importer, Artisan Ales.
The additional costs the government puts on the breweries, are then passed on to us, the consumers.
The NDP are the root of the problem with three court challenges so far and likely, more to come.