Audio clip NAT085

NAT085 – (Ont-Alcohol)
TORONTO. x–13s. Ontario is speeding up its expansion of alcohol sales in the province, and the move comes with up to 225-million dollars in public money. An agreement the former Liberal government signed with The Beer Store in 2015 that gave the company exclusive rights to sell 12- and 24-packs of beer as the province expanded sales of beer and wine to grocery stores was set to expire at the end of 2025. But as part of Premier Doug Ford’s plan to further expand sales, which will now start this August, the province is paying the company up to 225-million dollars. Ford is defending the move.
(“..supporting them.”) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The government says the money is to support the transition, including to help The Beer Store keep stores open and workers employed.

The Canadian Press broadcast team