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Myths and Facts about modernizing beer sales in Ontario

Feb 9, 2014 1 Comment ›› Editor

Myths and Facts about modernizing beer sales in Ontario What The Beer Store doesn’t want you to know! February 10, 2014 – Toronto – More and more Ontarians are asking for increased competition and convenience in alcohol retailing, as evidenced by a recent Angus Reid survey that indicated almost seven-in-ten Ontarians (69%) want to see more private ...

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The Beer Store’s secret sweetheart deal with LCBO revealed

Dec 11, 2014 Comments Off Editor

The Toronto Star reveals the secret deal between The Beer Store and the Ontario government that restricts competition and keeps the foreign-owned beer retailer with a firm grip on Ontario's beer drinkers. Thanks to a whistleblower, we now have the secret details of how Ontarians are being hosed by The Beer Store with the wilful involvement ...

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The Beer Store earns up to $630 million/year in extra profits

Aug 20, 2014 Comments Off Editor

CD Howe Institute: Lack of competition in Ontario allows The Beer Store to earn as much as $630 million/year in extra profits Report calls for more competition in alcohol retailing from private firms – including convenience stores August 20, 2014 – Oakville, Ontario – The CD Howe Institute report released today highlights benefit the Ontario government could ...

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Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery supports FreeOurBeer.ca!

May 28, 2014 Comments Off Editor

Flying Monkeys Supports Convenience Store Beer Sales! TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery Pledges Support For Beer Sales in Convenience Stores BARRIE, ONTARIO. As the outcry for “free and open” competition in alcohol retailing escalates, the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery supports the Ontario Convenience Store Association’s bid to see beer sold at your local corner store. Why ...

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Premier Wynne: It’s time for some adult supervision of The Beer Store

Apr 17, 2014 Comments Off Editor

April 17, 2014 Premier Kathleen Wynne, premier@ontario.ca Premier Wynne: It’s time for some adult supervision of The Beer Store Dear Premier Wynne, There’s a healthy debate ongoing in Ontario about modernizing our 87 year-old system of alcohol retailing.  That’s a good thing. Debate about public policy issues that are important to Ontarians should be welcomed. In this case, both sides ...

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Fear and loathing by The Beer Store

Apr 16, 2014 Comments Off Editor

Fear and loathing by The Beer Store Jerry Agar - Toronto Sun Faced with the tiniest bit of competition, The Beer Store is in full-tilt, spin-control, propaganda mode. The great fear for a monopoly is not that it might lose 1% of market share, but that through that small window into the marketplace, customers might see something better, ...

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Beer Store attack ad spectacularly backfires

Apr 16, 2014 Comments Off Editor

The Beer Store's latest ad attacking Ontario convenience stores is a doozy. The National Post summed it up well: But the latest ad, which has been called “fear mongering” and “propaganda” by critics, unleashed a new level of mockery on social media against the Beer Store’s campaign. Full story: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/15/new-beer-store-ad-envisions-dystopian-future-after-its-monopoly-is-broken-is-mocked-on-social-media/

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The indefensibly anachronistic private-monopoly Beer Store

Feb 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Editor

National Post: Chris Selley, Matt Gurney, and NOW’s Jonathan Goldsbie discuss Ontario’s antiquated web of liquor-retail laws here. A funny read. Chris Selley: "I’m more offended by the quasi-monopoly that’s run by the government than by the one that’s run by the three foreign mega-brewers. Because that’s nothing less than proof of concept: The private sector can safely and profitably sell alcohol. ...

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Ontario liquor cartel’s myths about Alberta booze

Feb 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Editor

Mark Milke, Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, punches holes in the logic The Beer Store uses to try and claim competition for beer sales in Ontario will lead to higher prices: "The privatization of all government liquor stores (completed in 1994) led to a dramatic expansion in the number of private sector liquor outlets in ...

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The Beer Store’s price claims “extremely misleading”

Feb 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Editor

Steve Lafleur, public policy analyst with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, lays bare how The Beer Store is distorting the facts in an attempt to keep its monopoly: A recent report from The Beer Store claimed that Ontarians would pay $10 more on average per case of beer if convenience stores were permitted to sell them. This is ...

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Maclean’s Magazine: Ridicule flung at The Beer Store

Feb 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Editor

Maclean's Magazine's Colby Cosh takes on the fiction emanating from The Beer Store: "It is encouraging to see so much ridicule being flung at the Beer Store’s “study” defending its role in the Soviet-flavoured Ontario liquor retailing system. The effectiveness of the Beer Store’s white paper depends on its Ontario audience knowing no practical details of freer retail schemes, particularly ...

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