Huge news from the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) and Artisan Ales on the Alberta beer tax front:
The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) was signed by all of the provinces in 1994; now the CCF reports that an expert panel ruled that the NDP’s grant program is discriminatory and doesn’t comply with Alberta’s free trade obligations under the AIT.
I’ve been reporting on this issue and explaining how the NDP’s unconstitutional beer tax has been dogging importers, restaurants and liquor stores and even consumers, as the added costs of doing business were passed on to consumers.
Toss in the fact that it limits consumer choice and it’s just a bad thing all around.
Watch as I pass on the good news and explain what this decision means going forward.
Artisan Ales’ win, with the help of the Canadian Constitution Foundation and lawyer Ben Grant, is a win for everyone.