Hudak toys with bringing back 'buck a beer'
Published Monday, February 7, 2011 3:29PM EST
Opposition Leader Tim Hudak says he won't rule out bringing back "buck a beer" if he becomes premier this fall.
"Many folks, myself included, look forward to that $24 two-four on the May 24 weekend," Hudak told reporters on Monday. "That is now something that has passed under Dalton McGuinty."
The Progressive Conservatives are yet to release their official election platform, but Hudak says he's committed to reducing the cost of living – and that could include beer prices.
"I do hear from people who say ‘Come on, I can't even get a buck a beer in this province thanks to Dalton McGuinty's policies," Hudak said.
However, when reporters asked the PC leader if he intended to lower the price of beer, he would not give a direct answer.
The provincial government pushed up the minimum retail price for a case of beer in 2008. That price went up from $24 to $25.60. Now, it's almost $26 for a case of 24 beers.
At the time, McGuinty defended the price change, saying it would encourage people to drink less.