corner stores booze ontario

Premier nixes idea of booze sales in corner stores

The Province might be willing to review the way that alcohol is sold in this province, but don't expect to see it available at corner stores any time soon. Premier Kathleen Wynne once again dismissed the notion earlier today when pressed by reporters about an Ed Clark-led review of the relationship between the LCBO, the beer store and other wine and beer retailers in Ontario.

While the ability to by a six pack at the convenience store will remain a pipe dream, the Liberals do plan to incorporate some recommendations from the review into the spring budget. Clark has previously indicated that the Beer Store should share profits with taxpayers based on its monopoly in Ontario. Just how far (if anywhere) this goes is unclear, but for now the upstanding folks at Brewers Retail won't have to worry about the safety of underage drinkers everywhere.

Alas, I won't be sleeping any sounder myself -- at least not until I know I can calm my shakes with a corner store-supplied nightcap.


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