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    Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by wprager on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:41 am

    I guess elections must be just around the corner:

    On Monday, party leader Tim Hudak left the door open to return to "a buck a beer" or $24 per case of 24 beers.

    While Hudak wouldn't commit to the policy change, he said rising beer prices "are just one of the many things hitting Ontario families in the pocket."

    "I do hear from people who say 'Come on, I can't even get a buck a beer in this province thanks to Dalton McGuinty's policies," said Hudak.

    Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan ended the $24 case in late 2008, when he asked the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to hike the minimum price to $25.60 (it has since risen to $25.95 excluding deposits for bottles). A letter released at the time showed Duncan was acceding to a demand by the brewing industry.

    Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Ontario+beer+expensive+Tory+leader+says/4238636/story.html#ixzz1DNHKhij8

    Quick question: how many of you knew the Tory leader's name before reading this?


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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:47 am

    I did but that's only because I flip it to 580 CFRA for the 10 minutes before Healthy Scratches starts on my drive home. There was a bit of a kerfuffle over some liberal members switching allegiance to the PC party or something.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by spader on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:49 am

    wprager wrote:I guess elections must be just around the corner:

    On Monday, party leader Tim Hudak left the door open to return to "a buck a beer" or $24 per case of 24 beers.

    While Hudak wouldn't commit to the policy change, he said rising beer prices "are just one of the many things hitting Ontario families in the pocket."

    "I do hear from people who say 'Come on, I can't even get a buck a beer in this province thanks to Dalton McGuinty's policies," said Hudak.

    Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan ended the $24 case in late 2008, when he asked the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to hike the minimum price to $25.60 (it has since risen to $25.95 excluding deposits for bottles). A letter released at the time showed Duncan was acceding to a demand by the brewing industry.

    Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Ontario+beer+expensive+Tory+leader+says/4238636/story.html#ixzz1DNHKhij8

    Quick question: how many of you knew the Tory leader's name before reading this?
    No offense intended to anyone, but if the difference between $24 and $25.95 is noticeably "hitting families in the pocket," then perhaps that money is better spent elsewhere.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:53 am

    I buy my beer in Quebec. Waaaaaaaay cheaper to sustain my drinking habit.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:54 am

    Good point spader but I think it has a cumulative effect.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by shabbs on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:54 am

    tim1_2 wrote:I buy my beer in Quebec. Waaaaaaaay cheaper to sustain my drinking habit.
    COSTCO Quebec... super wicked cheap.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:55 am

    tim1_2 wrote:I buy my beer in Quebec. Waaaaaaaay cheaper to sustain my drinking habit.

    Not everyone in Ontario has that luxury.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:56 am

    Costco isn't bad, but Super C has great sales frequently, and a little hole-in-the-wall corner store dubbed "The King of Beer" is even better...especially with the selection.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:57 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:I buy my beer in Quebec. Waaaaaaaay cheaper to sustain my drinking habit.

    Not everyone in Ontario has that luxury.

    If you own a car and drink a moderate amount of beer, then youre better served buying your beer in Quebec, a few cases at a time. Its almost half price in some instances.

    Of course, I work in Quebec, so this is very easy for me to say.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by shabbs on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:04 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:Good point spader but I think it has a cumulative effect.
    Isn't that what they were trying to curb?

    Wink

    The real issue is the crazy prices some of the brands charge... $39.95 for a case of Keiths? Seriously? A case of Corona at $43.95 is pure robbery. A case of Upper Canada Lager or Upper Canada Dark is $29.95, way more reasonable and both better beers IMO. Hell, Maclays @ $28.95 is a pretty damn good beer for the price.

    There are some good finds even in the discount brands at The Beer Store:

    http://www.thebeerstore.ca/Beers/brandsearch_results.asp?category=Discount+Brands
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by shabbs on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:05 am

    tim1_2 wrote:Costco isn't bad, but Super C has great sales frequently, and a little hole-in-the-wall corner store dubbed "The King of Beer" is even better...especially with the selection.
    Yeah, that guy is crazy.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by Riprock on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:07 am

    Would I be wrong to suggest that, drinking beer and alcohol, just like many other things, may be considered a luxury? And that perhaps if some families are suffering with financial problems, perhaps alcohol isn't the best place to be spending your limited amount of money?

    This is ,afterall, a major reason prohibition was put into motion. Men were blowing their paychecks at the bar and leaving nothing for their family to live on, meanwhile alcoholism was causing major turmoil.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:28 am

    tim1_2 wrote:
    Cap'n Clutch wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:I buy my beer in Quebec. Waaaaaaaay cheaper to sustain my drinking habit.

    Not everyone in Ontario has that luxury.

    If you own a car and drink a moderate amount of beer, then youre better served buying your beer in Quebec, a few cases at a time. Its almost half price in some instances.

    Of course, I work in Quebec, so this is very easy for me to say.

    All I was trying to say is not everyone lives a reasonable distance from Quebec because Ontario is a very large province after all.
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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by wprager on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:29 am

    tim1_2 wrote:I buy my beer in Quebec. Waaaaaaaay cheaper to sustain my drinking habit.

    That should be a reason for McGuinty (provincial) to drop the minimum price. They are losing tax revenues to Quebec. And I don't mean just yours, Tim Smile


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    Re: Tory leader promises $1 beer

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:32 am

    Dash wrote:Would I be wrong to suggest that, drinking beer and alcohol, just like many other things, may be considered a luxury? And that perhaps if some families are suffering with financial problems, perhaps alcohol isn't the best place to be spending your limited amount of money?

    This is ,afterall, a major reason prohibition was put into motion. Men were blowing their paychecks at the bar and leaving nothing for their family to live on, meanwhile alcoholism was causing major turmoil.

    Luxury? Pfft. Laughing3 That's like saying Caffeine is a luxury for parents of a new born. Wink

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