When Doug Ford announced his official plans yesterday to make good on his campaign promise of $1 beers in Ontario, a lot of people were unhappy with it. But one company also had a problem with one of the Premier's tweets.
Premier Ford put out a number of tweets to accompany his announcement with each of them featuring different images of breweries and beers across the province. But one brewery accused him of actually stealing their photo.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, Doug Ford announced that the buck-a-beer program would be ready in time for Labour Day and also touched on one of the incentives that they are giving brewers to partake. Accompanying the tweet was a photo of brewers working on their beer, with a big "Buck-A-Beer Challenge" splashed across it in all caps.
Looks like it's finally been deleted. For those that missed it... pic.twitter.com/aZgRWCepqx— Shannanigan (@ShannonO_c) 8 August 2018
But not long after the tweet was posted on Twitter, Bandit Brewery, a local Toronto company, replied letting the premier know that the image he had used was actually of their brewery and they didn't authorize Doug Ford to use it.
They asked for the photo to be removed ASAP.
Hi there, the image being used here is of our brewery and we did not authorize its use. Could you please remove it right away? https://t.co/mqu55GblXd— Bandit Brewery (@banditbrewery) 7 August 2018
To his credit, Ford or his team complied, and the tweet was deleted and replaced with other ones, including a clip from his very own "news service" Ontario News Now, explaining his challenge for brewers and the buck-a-beer plan.
If brewers choose to partake in the buck-a-beer program, Ontarians can expect to find $1 beers available as of Labour Day weekend.