Come Labour Day weekend, Ontario Premier Doug Ford will fulfill another campaign promise making it legal once again, to sell beer for a buck-a-bottle, something that was prohibited under the Nanny Statist Wynne Liberals.
Why would the state implement laws to keep reasonably-priced beer out of the hands of its citizens?
Because in Ontario, alcohol is priced in accordance with something called the “non-discriminatory reference price,” which is bureaucratese for “minimum floor price.”
The ostensible policy reason for giving booze retailers a monopoly is “social responsibility” which translates into: “Only government, not the private sector, can be entrusted to sell a product that is potentially dangerous if misused.”
Does anyone buy that?
The usual suspects on the progressive side will no doubt spin this discount as a wicked thing, maybe even “racist.”
Oh, the anarchy that awaits should Buddy be allowed to buy a Budweiser for a buck!