ONTARIO CORNER STORES MAKE A NEW PITCH TO SELL BEER & WINE

Oct 29, 2013

By Scott Walker

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Ontario’s convenience stores are trying a new approach to a three-decade-old campaign to be able to sell beer and wine.

The Ontario Convenience Stores Association is proposing a new plan that would see it selling locally-made wines and craft beers. The association hopes that a pitch to sell home-grown products will succeed where previous attempts have failed.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the Liberals plan to put LCBO outlets in some grocery stores, but there are  no plans to include corner stores.

The Progressive Conservatives are on record as favouring the sale of beer and wine sales in corner stores, but the New Democrats flatly oppose the idea.

 

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