According to the Toronto Star, "the LCBO also allows deep discounts on sacramental wine purchased by bona fide religious groups". The charitable tax category "advancement of religion" effectively discriminates against groups which either don't apply to qualify under this category or are deemed not to be a religion.
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 »
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 »
The province should introduce the legalization of marijuana in a way that benefits the interests of all Ontarians. It appears that legalization of this substance is inevitable given the trends in other jurisdictions. Ontario must not be a late comer to this trend-and given its advantages, should not be. Ontario can control distribution of legal marijuana through the LCBO. In this scenario, the province can ensure ...more »
LCBO is the 3rd largest buyer of alcohol in the world. It should be able to negotiate some of the cheapest prices for alcohol products anywhere in the world - but it doesn't. Retail prices for consumers should remain the same and the increased spread should be paid to the Government.
this beer was banned because its name. But it is sooo good and the LCBO should sell it and earn money for the province. It was voted one of the best beers in the world!
If the purpose of having the sales of alcohol heavily taxed and restricted to reduce consumption, it would seem to be inappropriate for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to spend any money on advertising. I believe LCBO spends over $100 million/year on advertising (compared to $1.6 billion/year in "profit).