Higher booze prices for social responsibility?

By  | January 15, 2012 | 8 Comments | Filed under: Editorial

I’m just going to toss this out and let everyone play with it.

The Ontario government says it sets bottom prices for all beverage alcohol products to promote social responsibility.

“Minimum prices are maintained to discourage immoderate consumption, especially among the most vulnerable, such as younger drinkers,” a Ministry of Finance statement sent out Friday says.

Isn’t that like raising food prices to cure obesity?

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8 Responses to Higher booze prices for social responsibility?

  1. Ruth-Anne White January 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Yes, we voted them in, and yes they are suppose to be representing us, but really???? How many of them drink responsibly when going to an event, or pay for their own drinks???

  2. Margaret Barr January 15, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Yes. Hags, it is exactly like raising food prices to cure obesity. So much government, not enough common sense….

  3. Scot Ferguson-Barber January 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Yes! Hagarty is being blamed for my opinions, my life is complete!! (I’ll install an author plug in)

  4. Scot Ferguson-Barber January 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Fixed. We have had to rebuild the site from the ground up after the last time we were hacked, still fixing some things.

  5. Margaret Barr January 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Hags, soooooooooooooooo sorry to have confused you with Scot. Lordy, Lordy, how could I????I think it must have been because my mind just won’t register that Scot would ever give even a hint of disgruntlement with Libs. Mea Culpa….

  6. e.c. richards January 15, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    what bunch of idiots thought this one up? raise the prices to high and booze will start coming under the table.

  7. Scot Ferguson-Barber January 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    LOL, Good point. Look what happened to cigarettes, that was their thinking on that one too, now everyone just goes to the reserve.

  8. Chris Baker January 19, 2012 at 3:21 am

    One step away from prohibition. Better not tell the Anti – Saloon league about the black market. Another fine example of our government at work on it’s eternal quest to protect us from ourselves by controlling every aspect of our lives.

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