Brewery, Beer Retail & Distribution Union Workers: Open Letter to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland Calls for Cancellation of 4.7% Federal Beer Tax Increase to Protect Canadian Jobs
TORONTO, December 6th, 2023 – Today, 13 leading organized labour organizations representing the brewing sector from the brewery to distribution and retail have joined together in one voice to publish an Open Letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Honourable Chrystia Freeland. In the letter, the beer sector unions urge the government to cancel the upcoming automatic 4.7% federal beer tax increase.
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Beer Canada’s member companies brew 90% of all beer consumed by Canadians annually. The production, distribution and sale of beer supports 149,000 Canadian jobs, generates $14 billion in Gross Domestic Product and $5.7 billion in government tax revenues.
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Karine Cousineau, VP, Strategic Communications – Beer Canada