2014 Tobacco Increases as Announced February 11th – Federal Budget 2014

On February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented his Economic Action Plan 2014 – a budget plan which committed the government to eliminate the preferential excise duty treatment of tobacco sold in duty free stores. As a result, and effective immediately, the excise rates for ‘duty free’ products will be consistent with the rates of excise duty imposed on the same products sold in conventional domestic retail stores.

CRA links on tobacco tax increase:

FDFA Press Release – Click Here

Letter from FDFA to Members of Parliament – Click Here

Letter for individual stores to send to their respective Members – Click Here

MP Listing – Click Here

Media Coverage:

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Karson at lkarson@fdfa.ca


2014 FDFA Government Relations Committee:

  • Chair — Peter Brain
  • Commitee Member — Abe Taqtaq
  • Commitee Member — Gerry Lee
  • Commitee Member — Rob Prince
  • Commitee Member — Philippe Bachand
  •  Commitee Member — Laurie Karson