CFN – Our Premier, Dalton McGuinty has nixed beer sales in Convenience stores; again… I find it sad this this near monopoly that we call the Beer store here in Ontario exists. It artificially pumps up price and frankly puts a damper on thirsty Ontarians. I mean; I know Montrealers can’t be trusted to turn right on red, but they can pop into their local “Dep” and grab the beverage of their choice at their convenience.
Here in Cornwall and right across Ontario Mom & Pop stores have been dying on the vine and beer & limited wine sales would be a well needed boost.
Decisions like this strike me as being grossly against small business which is truly the life blood of any community.
If we can be trusted to vote then we should be trusted to buy beer at our local corner store. One of the protests that I myself and a few friends do are beer runs to Quebec where beer is much cheaper. With higher taxes in Quebec generally the question would be why is beer so much more expensive in Ontario?
The Beer Store and its monopoly would most likely be the answer. Is our Premier here to serve the people or the beer companies?
I think this decision answers that question. What’s next? Breed Specific dog laws? Commercial Sign Language Laws?!!
Jamie Gilcig – Editor and occasional beer drinker of The Cornwall Free News
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