An excise tax that would increase the price of alcohol that would continue indefinitely into the future will hurt Canadian industries according to Foothills MP John Barlow.

The tax was introduced in the 2017 budget and Barlow says it will hurt many local businesses.

He adds this legislation will negatively impact the industry. For example, Canadian Whisky that is required to age for a minimum 3 years could potentially attract 3 price increases before the product can go to market.

Along with hurting producers Barlow believes the annual increase will hurt restaurants and tourism industries.

Barlow is asking his constituents to contact Finance Minister Bill Morneauto to protest the tax.


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