There is a huge differential between liquor jurisdictions. In Ontario, for example, that 63¢ per litre excise tax becomes manifest, and it will be 90¢ by the time it's sold through the LCBO.... It's a much higher number by the time it's absorbed by the licensees, by the restaurants. In Atlantic Canada, and in Nova Scotia in particular, the markup that the individual liquor board takes on that 63¢ as it flows through the system means 90¢ in Ontario and $2.30 in Nova Scotia. That's a huge, huge tax on our business.
On May 15th, 2017. See this statement in context.