The Two Bald Men (Michael Coren and Stephen LeDrew) radio program on Toronto’s CFRB this afternoon mentioned that Dalton McGuinty’s government has just snuck a price increase through ($2 a case, I think) on the cheaper beers sold in the province.
Apparently, when Liberal government officials were asked about the increase, they claimed it had to do with the Cabinet wanting to promote socially responsible drinking. What tripe!
According to Dean Beeby of The Canadian Press, documents obtained under Ontario’s freedom-of-information law show that the Ministry of Finance, not the LCBO, pressed for higher beer prices—raising serious questions about the arm’s-length relationship between the two bodies.
That gang of bandits at Queen’s Park should be the last politicians in the country to try to teach us anything of a moral nature. Two elections ago, those scoundrels broke the world record for telling lies in an election campaign. Now they have moral lessens to teach us? What cheek!
The best these do-nothings have accomplished in one and a quarter terms in office is to ban pit bull dogs and to blame Ottawa for everything they can think of.
This price increase has everything to do with rewarding Liberal government friends at the major beer companies who want the price difference minimized between their expensive swill and the more honestly priced $1-a-bottle brands.
When is the average Joe ever going to get a break in this province?