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Privatizing LCBO's distribution business is on the table, Ontario Premier's government adviser reveals

May 21, 2019

Distribution is a hidden but potentially lucrative part of the alcohol sales system in Ontario. Right now, the LCBO and The Beer Store are the big players. When the Wynne government allowed some supermarkets to sell beer, wine and cider, those supermarkets were forbidden from using their own distribution system. Ken Hughes a former Conservative MP who also served in the Alberta PC government as a cabinet minister, indicated there's the potential for the private sector to get a piece of this action ...