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Over 400,000 sign petition for corner store alcohol sales
Petition to be brought to Queen's Park
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They have 20 cases filled with pages of a petition signed by residents asking for alcohol to be sold in corner stores.

That's 400,000 signatures.

Ontario Convenience Stores Associate CEO Dave Bryans says it proves people want the province's system to change.

As it stands, you can only buy alcohol at the LBCO, the Beer Store and smaller wine outlets in larger cities. In Northern Ontario, there are LCBO agency stores attached to grocery stores.

Bryans says he doesn't expect any movement on this issue in the upcoming budget but maintains the province will change their views on the issue. He points to a recent pilot project announcement to have LCBO kiosks in some larger grocery chains.

He plans on delivering the petition to Queen's Park in the coming days.

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They have 20 cases filled with pages of a petition signed by residents asking for alcohol to be sold in corner stores.

That's 400,000 signatures.

Ontario Convenience Stores Associate CEO Dave Bryans says it proves people want the province's system to change.

As it stands, you can only buy alcohol at the LBCO, the Beer Store and smaller wine outlets in larger cities. In Northern Ontario, there are LCBO agency stores attached to grocery stores.

Bryans says he doesn't expect any movement on this issue in the upcoming budget but maintains the province will change their views on the issue. He points to a recent pilot project announcement to have LCBO kiosks in some larger grocery chains.

He plans on delivering the petition to Queen's Park in the coming days.

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