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Sell the LCBO now.

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I don't understand why any honest tax-payer would want to privatize Ontario's jewel. The LCBO has the most selection for the cheapest price of ANY Liquor store/network in the world. Their buying power is huge. Alberta's `Private Point-of-Sale' corner stores might be open late and on statutory holidays, but their prices are inflated and their selection sucks.

Demonstrably false

Bruichladdich 20 Year

After twenty years maturing in Bourbon barrels, the new Laddie 'Flirtation' was coyly introduced to spicy Mourvedre wine casks from France.

$163.49

http://www.kensingtonwinemarket.com/search...se&r_id=130

BRUICHLADDICH 20 YEARS OLD ISLAY SINGLE MALT

United Kingdom | Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd.

VINTAGES 60335 | 700 mL | $ 199.00

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/...mp;ITEM_NUMBER=

$36 difference for the same product. I would also argue that the catalogues are not much different either.

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Again, Alberta isn't private, they simply have private point of sale.

Correct , and royalties of sales still go into the public purse....

I think the only benefit to the LCBO is they might be more stringent enforcing the liquor laws....

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Correct , and royalties of sales still go into the public purse....

I think the only benefit to the LCBO is they might be more stringent enforcing the liquor laws....

One negative that is not widely known is that here in Ontario wine producers have been banging their heads against the wall for years, trying to get the LCBO to carry their products in their stores.

Wineries can sell from their own doors but of course that cannot compare with having all the provincial stores carrying their products.

The LCBO just seems to act like any other nitpicking government bureaucracy. The very idea of carrying something new, even if it is a product of their own province, just slows down and dies trying to get through the thick sludge of a government 'brain'.

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One negative that is not widely known is that here in Ontario wine producers have been banging their heads against the wall for years, trying to get the LCBO to carry their products in their stores.

This is true. I know of one local producer who was refused a few times based on the "quality". Finally they replaced their product with a Chateau neuf and presented it for the LCBO review. The Chateau Neuf in the Ontario bottle was rejected based on quality. They told them what they did and that the LCBO rejected a french wine as inferior.....still didn't change their decision. They eventually sold their winery to Magnotta where the same product (or at least the same vineyards) is wine sold at the LCBO.

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