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Old 08-20-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I just wanted to make sure we hadn't a regime change while I was cleaning house.
Wellll....according to the copy of Maclean's I perused whilst in BC, your upcoming regime change will be wild and woolly. For example -- the Green Party woman, who is actually from Connecticut, looks to require voters getting hammered on Kokanee. Too bad that would cost so darn much more up north than down here. Incan't BELIEVE what you folks pay for brews!
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Incan't BELIEVE what you folks pay for brews!
Hey, free healthcare costs money.

Seriously, the Canadian provinces have always had a more puritanical approach to alcohol than the US. One of the ways that manifests itself is through very high excise taxes on alcohol, at both the provincial and federal levels. The "temperance movement" theory being, the more it costs, the less will be consumed. But the temperance movement is long past, and governments have realized that no matter how high they raise excise taxes, people will still buy the stuff. So, alcohol taxes go up, people still buy the stuff, and life goes on.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Wellll....according to the copy of Maclean's I perused whilst in BC, your upcoming regime change will be wild and woolly. For example -- the Green Party woman, who is actually from Connecticut, looks to require voters getting hammered on Kokanee. Too bad that would cost so darn much more up north than down here. Incan't BELIEVE what you folks pay for brews!
Off the shelf yes. In restaurants I find the price quite close...again it really depends where you are. The price of a drink at a bar in NYC is not the same as one in Spokane, Washington.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Off the shelf yes. In restaurants I find the price quite close...again it really depends where you are. The price of a drink at a bar in NYC is not the same as one in Spokane, Washington.
But in Spokane you're more likely to order it from an English-speaking bartender.
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Hey, free healthcare costs money.

Seriously, the Canadian provinces have always had a more puritanical approach to alcohol than the US. One of the ways that manifests itself is through very high excise taxes on alcohol, at both the provincial and federal levels. The "temperance movement" theory being, the more it costs, the less will be consumed. But the temperance movement is long past, and governments have realized that no matter how high they raise excise taxes, people will still buy the stuff. So, alcohol taxes go up, people still buy the stuff, and life goes on.
Unless you're talking about drinking age

I bet the amount of undeclared alcohol for Cdns coming back from those trips to the Caribbean must be through the roof.
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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The OP doesn't seem to realize that Tim Horton's exists and does a pretty brisk business in the U.S., just not in his part of the U.S. it's not any sort of secret. There are locations in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and I believe Michigan and West Virginia too.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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Two items:

First; Chevy's comment did not mention the fed's addiction to tobacco taxes, which habit they've all but eradicated, needing make-up feeding through another "sin" tax. Hence alcohol get's the award.

Second; upon retirement in 04 and going on a year's trip out of Canada, I found on my return, my daily Timmies habit was scuppered by the coffee tasting entirely different than how I remembered it. Did they start buying cheaper beans from some place or is it all in my mind. I did not indulge my coffee habit while out of the country at all as I leaned towards beverages with more alcohol content throughout.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Two items:

First; Chevy's comment did not mention the fed's addiction to tobacco taxes, which habit they've all but eradicated, needing make-up feeding through another "sin" tax. Hence alcohol get's the award.

Second; upon retirement in 04 and going on a year's trip out of Canada, I found on my return, my daily Timmies habit was scuppered by the coffee tasting entirely different than how I remembered it. Did they start buying cheaper beans from some place or is it all in my mind. I did not indulge my coffee habit while out of the country at all as I leaned towards beverages with more alcohol content throughout.
You're limiting yourself BruSan. Coffee and alcohol are old friends.

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Old 08-22-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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The OP doesn't seem to realize that Tim Horton's exists and does a pretty brisk business in the U.S., just not in his part of the U.S. it's not any sort of secret. There are locations in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and I believe Michigan and West Virginia too.
They have some scattered throughout New England as well. They used to have 30 Massachusetts locations but they all closed. Thank goodness because we already have a sh*t coffee place named Dunkin Donuts if you want watered down coffee no need to add anymore.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I like Tim's but have a problem with the way they serve their sandwiches and bagels. They just hand it to you wrapped up in paper. What if it rains while you are taking it to your car or have a lot stuff in your hands to manage? Why can't they put it in a bag or something easier to carry? If they did I wouldn't have honey mustard in my bra right now.
Surely they'll give you a bag if you ask for one. They do at U.S. locations.
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