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e-3931 (Taxation)

Initiated by Jeff Harder from Lake Country, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Canada has hundreds of quality wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries from coast to coast and in every province and territory;
  • Canada’s breweries and distilleries have stepped up and retooled through the COVID-19 pandemic to help manufacture hand sanitizer, often supplying to the public for free;
  • Over 95% of the Canadian wineries, Breweries, cideries and distilleries are small businesses.
  • Inflation, labour shortages, supply chain issues, increasing business debt and federal tax increases on businesses are already increasing costs at an unmanageable level for small businesses; and
  • Recognizing that small business have been hit particularly hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result of a volatile open-and-shut cycle;
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to freeze the automatic Escalator Excise Tax on wine, beer, cider and spirits which is set to take place April 1, 2022.
Open for signature
March 25, 2022, at 2:57 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 24, 2022, at 2:57 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Tracy Gray (Kelowna—Lake Country)
May 19, 2022 (Petition No. 441-00504)
Photo - Tracy Gray
Kelowna—Lake Country
Conservative Caucus
British Columbia
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