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Booze industry looks to Senate to axe automatic tax hikes from budget bill

Industry officials fear losing market share to foreign suppliers as a result of higher excise taxes.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau, seen here on budget day this March, does not appear open to suggestions that automatic annual increases in excise taxes on alcohol be dropped from the budget bill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

By DEREK ABMA

PUBLISHED : Monday, June 12, 2017 12:00 AM

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