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Manitoba Tories Would End Markups on Brewers’ In-House Blends

September 3, 2019 6:46 AM | News

Brian Pallister

Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader and Premier Brian Pallister speaks during a press conference at a medical clinic in Winnipeg, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Progressive Conservative leader Brian Pallister poured some good news on the local craft brewery industry Monday during a Labour Day announcement with just over a week to go until the provincial election.

Pallister said his re-elected government would remove Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries markups for beer, spirits, cider and wine that are both brewed or distilled and sold for consumption on the same premises.

“We’re seeing real consumer demand for locally grown and made-in-Manitoba beverages,” said Pallister.

“Local craft beverage producers are top destinations for locals and tourists alike, and we know there is tremendous potential to build on the great work this industry has started in recent years.”

The move would help spur the growth of local craft brewers, distillers and producers of made-in-Manitoba cider and wine, Pallister said.

Manitobans head to the polls on September 10.