A group representing corner stores and gas stations will be headed to Queen's Park on Tuesday to sell the benefits of putting booze in corner stores.
CEO at Ontario Convenience Stores Association Dave Bryans says an internal poll reveals 67 per cent people want more access to alcohol in convenience stores. Bryans points to other provinces like Quebec where this has been successful.
And while they say it will help local wine and craft beer industries, it doesn't seem like most politicians are buying.
Finance Minister Charles Sousa reveals province will be keeping things as-is when it comes to selling alcohol. He underlines the province has expanded LCBO outlets, calling that the socially responsible way to buy booze.
NDP house leader Gilles Bisson also doesn't think gas stations are places that should sell wine or beer. He points how often LCBO outlets card anyone who looks underage.
The Tories however, are all for selling alcohol in corners stores and want the issue debated at the legislature.
Bryans says he isn't sure if the Liberal government has the political will to make their proposal a reality.