The Ontario government, led by Premier Doug Ford is moving forward with its plan to expand the sale of beer to corner stores and big retailers.
Ontario finance minister Vic Fedeli has already appointed an advisor on alcohol sales last week. According to the news release, Ken Hughes will be providing advice “on how the government can modernize Ontario’s beverage alcohol system to give consumers more choice and convenience.”
“Alcohol reform is something long-desired by the people of Ontario. Today, we’re moving another step forward on our promise to improve customer choice and convenience and enable more opportunities for businesses in the beverage alcohol sector,” Minister Fedeli said.
“We look forward to working with [Ken] on designing our plan to expand the sale of alcohol into corner, grocery and big box stores,” he added.
Ontario’s budget, due April 11, will likely include the special adviser and review of alcohol sales.
Residents of Ontario have long requested more choice in where they can buy their alcohol. It appears their wishes may finally be granted.
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