Premier Wynne cuts off booze in corner stores idea

Premier Kathleen Wynne pours ice wine during a press conference at the Queens Quay LCBO in Toronto...

Premier Kathleen Wynne pours ice wine during a press conference at the Queens Quay LCBO in Toronto on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. (Veronica Henri/QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 7:59 PM ET

Ontario corner stores will stay “dry” as long as Premier Kathleen Wynne is calling the shots.

“We have no intention of allowing the sale of beer in convenience stores,” Wynne said Monday.

A new study by The Beer Store says that prices would rise and selection decline if the provincial government expanded private alcohol sales.

The New Democrat Party also does not support beer sales in corner stores.

“Nobody in Ontario has difficulty finding a Beer Store — we’ve got great selection — so why go out and try to fix what ain’t broke,” NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson said.


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