Bulldog readers aren’t supporting Premier Kathleen Wynne’s position on retail alcohol sales.
It’s not that they don’t want liberalized alcohol sales. No Bulldog readers want wide-open beer and wine retailing … at corner stores, supermarkets, the Beer Store and LCBO. Wynne wants such sales but only at supermarkets and the traditional outlets.
Frankly The Bulldog supports Wynne’s argument. That’s because serving alcohol in bars and restaurants must be done by a person 18 or older. I couldn’t find similar legislation for selling alcohol. Maybe it doesn’t exist so there might be no age limit for it. But if there is, it takes a lot of money out of the pockets of youths trying to get themselves through school by working at the corner stores.
Furthermore, convenience stores in strip malls can be pretty grubby places with sometimes grubby people hanging out there. Beer and wine sales there aren’t about to make the situation better.
Bulldog readers overwhelmingly support alcohol sales at corner stores and supermarkets. Very few readers support just supermarket and traditional outs for sales. I guess Wynne and I are stuck with the same losing position.
Here are the results from the Bulldog poll:
The above means the Beer Store and the LCBO.
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