TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The following is a statement from Jeff Newton, spokesman for the Beer Store:
"We appreciate Premier Wynne's interest in the Beer Store and are prepared to engage with the Premier's Advisory Council on Government Assets in fact-based discussions about the future of the industry.
As the Advisory Council has already noted, the Beer Store operates an open, efficient, low cost retail system that benefits all brewers including small craft brewers. We work hard every day to ensure that we maintain a low-cost retail environment as it helps keep beer prices low for Ontario consumers, despite a 44 per cent government tax rate.
We believe a fact-based process is essential if the Advisory Council process is to deliver overall improvements for Ontario brewers and consumers without generating unnecessary price hikes for beer drinkers."
SOURCE: The Beer Store
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