May 2 | News 1130

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Liquor prices in BC have soared because of government reforms in 2015, despite Liberal promises to the contrary, according to a new report. Two years ago the province introduced a host of highly publicized liquor reforms two year ago, including a new wholesale pricing model for public and private liquor stores.

And the organization representing private liquor stores in BC is weighing in. It claims you’re paying at least 10 per cent more, depending on what you pick up at the store.

NDP Critic David Eby claims people are paying just over 10.5 per cent for spirits, more than 11 per cent for wine and 13.3 per cent for beer, all which he claims is a result of those changes.

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