Sifting through the OPSEU propaganda on privatized alcohol sales

By the end of the year some Ontario grocery stores will be able to sell six packs of beer in the province but not everybody is happy about it.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    What kind of hastle do you guys have to go through just to get a beer or anything stronger?
    That sounds insane. I guess some states have state stores, but I have never been in one.
    So my dream of opening up a chain of stores in Canada called “Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives” might just still be ahead of its time?
    Dang, there goes my retirement plan.

    • kkruger71

      The actual purchase is not a hassle, but the access is a real pain in the butt. Not too bad in the big city, but the smaller the urban area, the harder it is with limited locations and hours. Everywhere I lived in Toronto there was a beer and/or liquor store within a reasonable walking distance, but even in Kitchener/Waterloo where I live now, without a car it is a huge pain to try and get. Smaller towns are even worse.

      • Justin St.Denis

        It’s a Ponzi scheme and always has been.

      • Surele Surele

        what the OPSEU propaganda comrade doesn’t get, that the same, hypothetical 17 years old can ask his hypothetical 20 years old, or older, cousin to buy him the booze. Didn’t everybody do this in their ‘yoot’?

    • Surele Surele

      you have no idea. I feel as I’m treated like a helpless sinner in the face of such diabolic temptations, that somebody (the government) has to save me from myself.

      I don’t shoot firearms (I should) and do not smoke, but chain of your stores would be most welcome in my neighborhood.

    • ntt1

      already here, they are called border reservations.

  • Justin St.Denis

    OPSEU communications are usually devoid of anything vaguely resembling the truth. OPSEU members – most of whom are forced to become members in order to gain employment – are among the first to acknowledge this. The media pays far more attention to OPSEU communications efforts than OPSEU’s own “members” do.

    • Surele Surele

      “We’re are OPSEU, mighty, mighty OPSEU” and we want to control what you eat, what and where you drink, but most of all, we want to control your mind. Lies? what lies?

  • Surele Surele

    Meanwhile, in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market you can buy all the beer your heart desires
    7 days/week.

    • ntt1

      BC government liquor stores have been forced to open 7 days a week but the problem is the big money day ,sunday, is snapped up by the most senior BCGEU employees who are some of the most cranky and rude.

  • luna

    When you hear someone say that something is 3.5 times more likely you should be dubious.

    It could for example mean, that the rate increases from 2 in a million, to 7 in a million. Or it could mean an increase from 2 in 10, to 7 in 10. Clearly these are very different scenarios, yet in both cases 2 increased 3.5 times to 7.

    Without more information, such as the rate/risk these claims are meaningless.

  • ntt1

    It seems to be working well here in BC with some private stores specializing in local and imported craft beers while others go after the specialty wine or spirits markets what we have now is niche market stores and customer loyalty to the brands carried by specific stores ,The mass produced wobbly pops are still available in slabs for those bush party puke fests , but more and more people are being turned onto great tasting varietal beers never before available, and avoiding the piss and wind brands.The private store staff are much more pleasant than the seniority protected snark factories that is the average government liquor store employee although the competition for market share is forcing some of the most hardened government employees to be at least civil. Basically it is all good.

  • If people were genuinely concerned about kids getting drunk or high, they would start by investigating what goes on in the home: