Fair & Just Society

Liberalize Wine and Beer Sales Rules

Ontario is one of the most repressive alcohol distribution regimes in the Western world. This needs to change! Ontarians should be able to purchase a bottle of wine or a few bottles of beer at a store that isn't an LCBO or Beer Store (which isn't even Canadian owned anymore). Ontario should learn from British Columbia, where a hybrid of government and private shops brought in $900 million or $197 per capita last year. ...more »

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End Fascist (yes Fascist) Beer Distribution System

We have two systems of alcohol distribution in this province. The first system, the LCBO, is a socialist monopoly model - which is wrong on many levels. However, at least the profits of this state mandated monopoly (one of the world's largest purchasers of alcohol) are returned to the coffers of the government. This money can then help pay healthcare, education, etc. The second system, The Brewers Retail aka The Beer ...more »

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Let the LCBO compete directly with the Beer Store.

We have a near-monopoly where foreign brewers control the sale of beer in this probivince - brewers retail/the beer store. lets end this monopoly... the best way is for the LCBO to get into the same business... and get rid of having a minimum price -let brewers charge whatever they want. we pay too much. i would rather the profits go to the government than these foreign companies - let small ontario brwers have a level ...more »

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Eliminate all Price Controls on Beer, Wine, and Spirits

Government should be content to collect the legislated sales and excise taxes on beer, wine, and spirits. But setting minimum prices for products is not something that Government should engage in. As long as alcohol sales are restricted as present (LCBO, The Beer Store, & some Boutique Shops), suppliers of product should be able to determine their desired individual selling prices. This should give us "Buck a Beer" ...more »

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