First, thank you all for being here. We've now heard the Liberals' latest justification for the tax. It's a health tax now, according to the member over there. I'm wondering how they're going to sell the notion that on the one hand we're taxing alcohol because it's a health hazard, but we're legalizing marijuana because it's okay to smoke marijuana. This is the rationale that we deal with on a daily basis, guests.
I want to take a couple of minutes and ask a few questions of Ms. Reynolds in the restaurant business. I'm from Alberta where not only has the economic downturn substantially impacted the restaurant business there, with restaurants closing left, right, and centre, but we've also had a carbon come into effect on the first of the year. We now have a minimum wage that is going up to $15 by next year. There might even have been some alcohol taxes in the provincial budget and now we have the excise tax. Obviously, the restaurant business is going to be one of the hardest hit by this tax.
Have you run the numbers, if you will, as to what the bottom line impact will be? I'm not in the restaurant business, but I think the largest margin is one the alcohol side of the restaurant business.