Canadian restaurants, pubs and bars have been devastated by the effects of COVID-19 and more of these businesses are permanently closing their doors every day. The effects of lockdowns and closures extend far beyond these businesses, as the Canadian alcoholic beverage industry has experienced a slump in product sales in bars and restaurants. As restaurants and bars fight for their survival, they also face increasing alcohol taxes in Canada, which are among the highest in the world. This tax burden is expected to increase further next year due to the alcohol indexation tax which increases alcohol taxes on April 1 of each year. Please join our discussion with industry leaders: Larry Isaacs, President, Firkin Group of Pubs Peter Watts, Managing Director, Canadian Malting Barley Technical Center Michael Brennan, CEO, Great Western Brewing Company Marc Valencia , General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Public Affairs, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited Discussion will focus on what the industry is doing to survive the pandemic and what Canada can do to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our restaurants and bars while improving the competitiveness of its breweries, vineyards, distilleries and all members of the agricultural and other supply chain that contribute to this industry.
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