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Liberals to push ahead with LCBO kiosks

A handful of grocery stores will be selcted for the LCBO Express kiosks

Purchasing alcohol will become slightly more convenient in Ontario.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa is moving forward with a plan that would see liquor kiosks in grocery stores.

Sousa has an LCBO announcement scheduled for Tuesday and the Globe and Mail has been told that he'll put out Requests for Proposals to the supermarkets.

He will propose that grocery stores interested in having one put forth a request and the government will then make their selections. Only a handful will get an LCBO Express store.

The kiosks are still owned and operated by the government.

The Liberals have repeatedly said they are not in favour of privatizing liquor sales, while PC leader Tim Hudak has envisioned selling off parts of the LCBO.

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  1. Mark posted on 04/01/2014 06:17 AM
    I wonder how the corrupt liberals can screw this file up? Let's see,,,,, maybe they will hire a bunch of people ( friends ) at great expense to review the applications. Then, maybe the applications will all be lost or deleted by accident but the people hired to review the applications will still need to be paid and even have their contracts extended, and on, and on, and on,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Why do we have the second highest paid teachers on the planet when the corrupt people who stuff their pockets with our money never learn from their many mistakes..
    1. Frankie posted on 04/01/2014 10:20 AM
      @Mark The reason is simple...we have the dumbest Liberal voters in Canada. They prefer the guarantee of a lying, corrupt and incompetent government to that of a government they MIGHT not like, with a leader that rubs them the wrong way.

      An intelligent person would ask why a corrupt, lying and incompetent government doesn't rub them the wrong way. They can't provide an intelligent answer.

      These are the same people that won't vote for the federal Conservatives because they're convince Harper has a hidden agenda.

      Dumb! Dumber! Dumbest!

      That's what should be on late night TV. Ontario should be the laughing stock far more than Rob Ford's Toronto.
  2. John posted on 04/01/2014 06:28 AM
    Booze in food stores? Gee, I keep changing the channel but all I see is corruption, gas plant scams, immorality, billions in waste, payoffs to public sector union pigs, and in the near future a 2 billion dollar law suit against Ontario from Trillium Corp for the incompetent Libs cancelling the stupid wind farm deal out in Lake Ontario. Aww, the joys of liberal governments.

    Thanks Libs, and your greedy public sector pig unions, especially teachers, for wrecking this province.

    Just wait until goof ball Justin takes the PM's chair. 20% HST here we go.

    *********ONTARIO'S DEFICIT TODAY - 267 BILLION ***********
    1. don was right posted on 04/01/2014 09:02 AM
      @John toyota and Unifor guys are gonna find out real soon what "would you like a plastic bag with that?" means.
  3. Don was right posted on 04/01/2014 08:47 AM
    The martians are comming The martians are comming.

    april fools
  4. Todd posted on 04/01/2014 10:19 AM
    Liberals: "Yes we are crooks .... but wait! we will sell you booze at grocery stores"

    Squirrel!

    The Teachers and other union members keep this government getting elected over and over, wouldn't you if you are getting a big pay day? Anyone else see Public Sector Government Unions as a conflict of interest? They drive everyone's cost of living up.
  5. john posted on 04/01/2014 10:25 AM
    yet another stupid April fools joke form the liberals thay are soo ful of it it is not even funey . same with the TTC one i heard on the radio . lame lame lame jokes .
  6. john posted on 04/01/2014 10:31 AM
    here is what is going to happen . people will bitch about the booze selling in stores . ( exp MAD Canada and beer store unions . ) Wynne will then drop the ideal and people will vote for them over again . just like the gas power plaint scandal .
  7. Dean posted on 04/01/2014 01:35 PM
    Again, the Liberals miss the point. I don't care whether I can buy liquor at a dedicated liquor store or at the same place I buy my groceries. What I care about is buying liquor from an honest, non-unionized vendor that's either competing for my business with a few other chains, or has managed to outperform them and earn a monopoly, rather than from some Soviet state-run government liquor store.

    Until you open the liquor market in Ontario to free trade, moves like this are nothing but a placebo.
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