- Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:55 am
I bring beer back to Newfoundland, or have family bring it here for me, quite a lot. The issue being, I want access to better products and a more wide range of products. Not to get access to cheaper beer. Craft beer availability, for instance, is often impacted by geography. "Small", independent brewers tend to have limited distribution range because of shipping costs or low inventory levels. This court battle is more about provincial liquor corps making a power play as a bully. Meanwhile protecting their own tax revenue "cash cow" and bloated employment. NLC and the province, for example, would better off, if all liquor stores were privatized. Local/independent owners can source inventory from whomever they want. The NLC would still have right to its special tax charge but would be able to shed the overhead costs, which mostly consists of wages, pension, rent, maintenance and shipping.