Doug Ford unveils map of open liquor stores amid LCBO strike

Doug Ford unveils map of open liquor stores amid LCBO strike
Doug Ford unveils map of open liquor stores amid LCBO strike

The branches of the Liquor Control Board of OntarioLCBO have been closed to the general public since Friday (new window) last, due to the employees’ walkout.

The online map launched by the province shows more than 2,300 retailers still open in Ontario, including more than 1,000 local producers, the government says.

The new map is a great way for consumers across the province to find local products and support hundreds of Ontario businesses and thousands of Ontario workers who make those productsDoug Ford said in a statement.

He also posted a video on the subject on X (formerly Twitter).

Despite the LCBO workers’ strike, you have plenty of options for purchasing beer, wine, cider and even spirits.

Mr. Ford even demonstrates the interactive map in a video on X.

The Prime Minister added that the sale of alcohol in Ontario will be further liberalized in the coming months.

  • Starting August 1, 450 grocery stores will be able to sell ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, in addition to beer and wine;
  • Convenience stores will be able to sell beer, wine and ready-to-drink beverages starting September 5.

Before the strike began, the union of employees of the Liquor Control Board of OntarioLCBO argued that the employer was not negotiating in good faith, including in matters of job security.

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