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Spirits Canada Welcomes Ontario Special Liquor Advisor’s Report

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Toronto, May 27, 2019. Spirits Canada today welcomed the release of Mr. Ken Hughes’ Report for the Ontario Beverage Alcohol Review: “The Case for Change: Increasing Choice and Expanding Opportunity in Ontario’s Alcohol Sector”.

Ontario Spirits manufacturers strongly concur with many of Mr. Hughes conclusions, including that competition leads to healthier markets, that the private sector has just as deep an interest in social responsibility as everyone else and that Ontario is ready for bold reforms.
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Spirits Show Strong Growth in Canada in 2018

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Toronto, January 21, 2019. Spirits sales volumes in Canada increased by 3.2% in 2018, the largest year-over-year increase since 2006, according to Spirits Canada.


“Canadian adult consumers demonstrated their great enthusiasm last year for Spirits, Spirits Cocktails and Spirits-based beverages”, stated Jan Westcott, President & CEO of Spirits Canada.

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Spirits Canada Launches NOT ON MY TAB Campaign in Toronto

Urgent Call to Repeal Automatic Escalator Tax on Beer, Wine & Spirits Hurting Canadians and Canada

TORONTO, ON – September 12, 2018 – Spirits Canada, the sole national association representing Canadian distillers, launched the NOT ON MY TAB campaign this morning in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. The campaign seeks to repeal automatic annual increases in excise taxes on spirits, beer and wine imposed by the federal Liberal government.
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New study amplifies costs linked to alcohol; ignores progress

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For Immediate Release
OTTAWA (June 26, 2018) – The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) released a study estimating the cost of substance use to Canadian society. The $1.4 million study, funded by Health Canada, fails to discuss some of the positive trends that are a direct result of industry, government and NGOs working toward reducing harmful drinking and fostering a culture of moderation across Canada..
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