If you were hoping to be able to run down to the corner store to buy beer in Sault Ste. Marie or other parts of Ontario, think again.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today, that corner stores will not be allowed to sell beer on her watch.
“We’re not going to have beer in convenience stores,” she said. “There’s change coming however.”
Ontario corner stores have pressed hard for the right to sell alcohol stating the province already entrusted with age-restricted tobacco sales.
David Bryans, CEO of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA), said “We believe through the evolution of retail this is going to happen”
Other jurisdictions currently allow beer and wine products to be sold in many stores such as convenience and grocery stores.
In Ontario, The Beer Store and publicly-Owned LCBO outlets.