Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 02/13/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
LIQUOR and beer prices are going up on April 1.
Manitoba Liquor Control Commission spokeswoman Karen Hiebert said the price surcharge will see a domestic 12-pack of beer go up by 80 cents and a 750-ml bottle of spirits rise by 47 cents.
"We do this in conjunction with supplier price increases," she said, adding the full price increase for liquor and beer won't be calculated until suppliers adjust their costs.
Hiebert said the MLCC surcharge is adjusted periodically. The last increase was 2010 and previous to that, 2004.
Beer prices in Manitoba will remain among the lowest in Canada, a provincial spokesperson said.
Canadian Taxpayers Federation Manitoba director Colin Craig said he believes price increases are being designed by the Selinger government to increase revenue to the province. "You've got a party that's been spending like drunken sailors and now they're taking it out on everyone who buys alcohol," he said.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 13, 2013 A6
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