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Ontario invests $4.9M over three years into small cideries, distilleries


Mar. 7, 2017 – Finance Minister Charles Sousa has announced a new program to help small cideries and distilleries grow their businesses.

The province will provide $4.9-million over three years for the program, which effectively provides producers with a subsidy on their sales up to a maximum of $220,000 each per year.

The province says the program will help cideries and small distillers scale up their operations, including hiring more staff and purchasing new equipment.

It adds the program builds on previously announced initiatives to support those producers, including allowing spirits manufacturers to have a bar or restaurant at each of their licensed manufacturing sites and launching the sale of cider in grocery stores.

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