Ontario C-Stores Push For Sale Of Alcohol In Stores

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in Ontario convenience stores.

The Ontario Convenience Stores Association is pushing a new petition to get permission to sell beer and wine in Ontario c-stores.

According to The Globe and Mail report, the petition currently has 112,500 signatures from across the province, supporting the idea that there should be broader retail availability of beer and wine. Despite governmental promises to allow the sale of liquor in Ontario c-stores, nothing has changed for more than 30 years.

Dave Bryans, Ontario Convenience Stores Association CEO, said some area c-stores are already selling alcohol to their communities if they don’t have stand-alone LCBO outlets.

The Ontario Convenience Stores Association represents 7,500 of the 11,000 c-stores in Ontario.

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