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Wolfie00
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reply to donoreo

Re: LCBO to open "Express Kiosks" in ON grocery stores

The article says they will start with a pilot project in 10 grocery stores located in areas "underserviced" by the LCBO. While it may be a good idea in principle, I doubt I'll see them any time soon as any of the half-dozen grocery stores I might go to these days are at most within a few blocks of an LCBO, if not a few feet.

The humorous part is how the province still tries to engage in the incredible hypocrisy of pretending that the LCBO is about preventing alcohol abuse. There are so many of them around that I can't think of where these "underserviced" areas are, unless the LCBO considers a block or two to be too much of a challenge for the busy alcoholic in a hurry! Maybe in pursuit of their awesome mission of "social responsibility", the new kiosks will be open 24/7, since 10am to 10pm 7 days a week still leaves too much money on the table!

To be clear, my only problem with any of this is the utter hypocrisy used to justify the government monopoly and its pricing structure.
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"The promoters of the global economy see nothing odd or difficult about unlimited economic growth or unlimited consumption in a limited world."
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digitalfutur
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BurlingtonON
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Agreed. The LCBO is trying to sell as much as it can, complete with its own marketing director. The more it sells, the more revenue for the government.

Apparently, only government employees have the intelligence to verify someone's ID.

Where are the government-run cigarette stores?
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Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
said by digitalfutur:

Where are the government-run cigarette stores?

The government would not be caught dead doing this.


donoreo
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join:2002-05-30
North York, ON
said by Last Parade:

said by digitalfutur:

Where are the government-run cigarette stores?

The government would not be caught dead doing this.

That is an idea, have to buy your smokes from LCBO


Gone
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join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
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said by donoreo:

That is an idea, have to buy your smokes from LCBO

If this was an issue of public policy, taxation and health care policy like some others here have claimed, that is *exactly* what should and would be done.

But it's not, and it never has been. Ad Wolfie so eloquently put, nothing but hypocrisy.


DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by Gone:

said by donoreo:

That is an idea, have to buy your smokes from LCBO

If this was an issue of public policy, taxation and health care policy like some others here have claimed, that is *exactly* what should and would be done.

Which is why health units are responsible for enforcement of laws making selling tobacco to minors illegal.
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Need-based health care not greed-based health care.


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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said by DKS:

Which is why health units are responsible for enforcement of laws making selling tobacco to minors illegal.

So you're saying you would be okay with downloading the regulation of the sale of alcohol to the local level and allowing the health units of individual upper-tier and single-tier municipalities to determine their own policy with regards to where alcohol is sold and how it is sold?

peterboro
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Peterborough, ON
said by Gone:

said by DKS:

Which is why health units are responsible for enforcement of laws making selling tobacco to minors illegal.

So you're saying you would be okay with downloading the regulation of the sale of alcohol to the local level and allowing the health units of individual upper-tier and single-tier municipalities to determine their own policy with regards to where alcohol is sold and how it is sold?

If our local health unit was involved in alcohol sales and their current cigarette enforcement is any indicator it would turn into the clusterfuck of epic proportions.


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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said by peterboro:

If our local health unit was involved in alcohol sales and their current cigarette enforcement is any indicator it would turn into the clusterfuck of epic proportions.

Pretty much. I like the idea of local control in principal, but the result of downloading of cigarette enforcement makes the actual implementation a toxic idea.