Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ontario's LCBO won't give up its monopoly until it is pried from their cold dead fingers

Another Canadian monopoly, clinging on for dear life.

Ontario convenience stores won't be selling booze any time soon, despite a survey that suggests they are better at policing the sale of restricted products to minors than alcohol retailers.

Attorney General Chris Bentley recently loosened liquor laws in the province, but he said Monday those changes won't go so far as to allow corner stores to sell liquor or beer.

The Convenience Stores Association, which commissioned the survey, simply "wants something that they don't currently the right to have," said Bentley. "I'm not convinced by the survey that's been produced, given what it was produced to do."

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