18. A grocery permit holder may not sell beer at a price lower than $3.4518 a litre for beer containing less than 4.1% alcohol per volume, $3.6460 a litre for beer containing at least 4.1% and not more than 4.9% alcohol per volume, $3.7821 a litre for beer containing more than 4.9% but not more than 6.2% alcohol per volume and $3.9089 a litre for beer containing more than 6.2% alcohol per volume.
Those minimum prices shall be indexed on 1 April of each year on the basis of the rate of increase in the general Consumer Price Index for Canada for the period from 1 January to 31 December of the preceding year, as determined by Statistics Canada.
For the purposes of the second paragraph, the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux shall publish each year, as soon as possible after the new minimum prices are determined, a table of those new prices in Part 1 of the Gazette officielle du Québec and by such other means as the board considers appropriate.
Subject to section 12, a grocery permit holder or a person employed by the permit holder may not give or allow alcoholic beverages to be given to anyone in the permit holder’s establishment.
O.C. 1529-91, s. 18; O.C. 610-94, s. 1.