March 23, 2012 LBED Surveys Convenience Store Owners on Beer and Wine
Sales. Last October, the Ontario Convenience Stores Association lobbied the
parties to allow beer and wine sales in corner stores. Members were concerned
that this was another effort to privatize beer and wine sales in Ontario. The
LBED Anti-Privatization Committee responded by hiring a polling company to
conduct a survey of convenience store owners.
to view the full survey
In 2005, the McGuinty government promised to keep the LCBO public. On April
3, 2007, Premier McGuinty said selling beer and wine in corner stores would make
it easier for kids to buy alcohol. So why are the government and the LCBO
opening more private agency stores that sell alcohol in grocery stores,
convenience stores and other private businesses?
Avoid Agency Stores!
There are more than 200 LCBO Agency Stores in the province –
most of them in southern Ontario. LBED members encourage consumers to avoid
Agency Stores if at all possible. For a complete list of communities where
Agency Stores are located click here
Watch LBED’s anti-Agency Store video on YouTube
Agency stores short-change Ontario communities. They
don’t provide the same level of service and selection as a real LCBO store. They
increase the risk of sales to kids and people who are intoxicated. And they cost
the provincial government millions in lost revenue.
June 20, 2010 Public sector trade unionists from across Canada have pledged their full support in OPSEU's fight to stop the sell-off of Ontario Crown corporations by the Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty
May 12, 2010Echo Newsletter for OPSEU members of the
LCBO Issue 32 LBED prepared to fight Premier’s plans on possible
privatization; everyone’s a winner with casual benefits; Region 1 health and
safety activists meet more....
McGuinty takes wrong turn on asset sales
December 23, 2009 Hugh Mackenzie, Research Associate at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, says in today’s Toronto Star that the sale of Crown assets such as the LCBO does nothing to address whatever long-term fiscal issues Ontario faces. more...
Don't sell the LCBO, Steelworker economist says
December 17, 2009"Why should the
government give up $3 of annual revenue to save $1 of annual
interest costs?" Erin Weir, economist for the United
Steelworkers, weighs in on the idea of privatizing the Liquor
Control Board of Ontario.
Stop talk of LCBO privatization
December 17, 2009 Premier McGuinty should put
an immediate end to speculation the LCBO may be sold off to help
balance the provincial budget
Help Wanted: LBED needs your support to bring home the money!
24, 2009 In small communities across the Province of
Ontario, the government has licensed store owners to operate liquor and
beer outlets called Agency Stores, which are disguised as Real LCBOs. more…
Mount Albert Wants a Real LCBO!
January 26, 2009 News Release In a deputation to
East Gwillimbury Town Council today LBED chair Vanda Klumper called on Queen’s
Park to order the LCBO to replace a privately-owned ‘agency’ kiosk in Mount
Albert with a real, full-service LCBO