Originally posted on National Post | Full Comment:

“The LCBO changes, in the works for some time, blunt Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s recent promise for beer and wine in corner stores.”

That’s from a Toronto Star report on the Ontario government liquor concern planning to open 10 “express” outlets in or near supermarkets. “We’ve done a lot of work on what people like and don’t like about LCBO stores,” Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said at a press conference on New Year’s Eve (when people tend to think about booze). “They’re satisfied with what the LCBO does but they want more access. I think this is going to revolutionize how the LCBO operates.”

(Perhaps only in Ontario could someone suggest that opening 10 small liquor stores in locations where people want to buy liquor could “revolutionize” anything.)

Presumably the Liberals do indeed hopethis will “blunt” Mr. Hudak’s call for reforms. The government doesn’t normally trot out the bloody…

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