Ontarians want more convenience in alcohol retailing

A 2011 Angus Reid Public Opinion study, done on behalf of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association, showed that a majority of Ontarians (60%) support expanding the provinces alcohol retailing system to allow beer and wine to be sold by more types of retailers.  Several other Canadian provinces, including Quebec and Newfoundland already offer the convenience of alcohol in convenience stores.

The study of 803 potential voters  aged 19+ showed that two-thirds (67%) of Ontarians who had shopped at the LCBO or The Beer store in the 30 days prior to the survey, support private retailers, like convenience stores, selling alcohol like beer and wine.  A majority of Ontarians across all regions also support the idea, with Eastern Ontarians showing the highest level of support (71%).

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