December 14, 2016

Ontario’s bureaucracy and taxes kill small spirit distilleries “by design”

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

Progressives love to virtue signal with catch phrases like, “think global, act local”, but they don’t really mean it. A case in point would be how our “progressive” Liberal government treats small distilleries. 

I speak with Ontario Craft Distillers Association President, Charles Benoit, who is leading the crusade for fair tax reform on spirits in Ontario.

Watch as he explains the Wynne government’s position on taxation and various regulations that make it clear this province isn’t interested in having small distillers in Ontario that can operate from their own store and cut the LCBO out.

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commented 2016-12-16 00:14:31 -0500
I feel sorry for you Ontari-ari-ario folks because once again it is evident that Winnie The Poo’s government has it all ass-backwards… Here in British Columbia we are blessed with dozens of small craft breweries and distilleries under the provincial “craft” system…. My sons annual vacations here are not long enough for them to try out all the craft beers available… As for distillers, the two year-old Sheringham Distillery on a sideroad in Shirley, Vancouver Island – about 45 kms west of Victoria – distills “Seaside Gin”, using “local botanicals” and is the finest I have tasted in my 74 years on God’s green earth… Ontario badly, badly needs a new government that rewards the efforts of “the little guy or gal”….
commented 2016-12-15 15:37:15 -0500
sounds like its because of the unions that prop up the libs come election time that are standing in the way of the little guy.
commented 2016-12-15 10:48:52 -0500
In other news, 10 Ontario residents trying to escape oppresive taxation on booze and hydro rates were intercepted by US Customs and Immigration Agents as they crossed Lake Erie in a makeshift raft fashioned after the designs of Cubans trying to escape the dream Island of Cuba.

http://www.floatingcubans.com/
commented 2016-12-14 22:46:01 -0500
Liquor will compete with the government pot monopoly. It’s all about money and building government reliant cartels
commented 2016-12-14 21:39:19 -0500
Liberals want you stoned at the polls
commented 2016-12-14 19:25:48 -0500
My bet…the single malts from craft Scottish distilleries are unaffected by the tax because the regressive elites affect sophistication through drinking these products. Nope, it is good ol’ rye whiskey, aka Canadian whiskey, that will be affected. Because only the plebs drink rye, and I note from the article, gin.
commented 2016-12-14 18:15:48 -0500
So, just likely Notley forced out all the small drillers in the oil sands, Wynn is forcing out the small distilleries huh? I’m thinking it has to do with cash-for-access that only big co’s can afford, or who are even approached. There has to be a Breach of Trust angle to this somewhere. I’ll find it! At the very least, we know Wyn has publicly stated she wants to grow the economy, and here is doing the opposite. So she’s mislead the public. That’s Public Mischief and Breach of Trust, though I’d like to find something additional.
commented 2016-12-14 18:13:23 -0500
TO QUOTE A RATHER FAMOUS PRESIDENT THE TEN SCARIEST WORDS YOU CAN HEAR ARE, “WE’RE HERE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND WE’RE HERE TO HELP
STOP TAXES US JUST GO TO HELL CAN’T WAIT TIL THE NEXT ELECTIONS
commented 2016-12-14 17:48:42 -0500
Oh really? And that’s different from what other small business in this f******* province?

You want to know something else? I know lots of small business owners who still vote Liberal. Stupid bastards would show up with pom-poms and a spare rope at their own hanging.
commented 2016-12-14 17:21:51 -0500
Wynne is beginning to look like the Mafia or a Marxist Despot. What a Crock of BS, perhaps she should just stay with her Cucumbers.