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LCBO and The Beer Store: Monopolies No More

A Freedom government to give consumers better selection, prices, & convenience

May 17, 2011 Toronto
- The coming Victoria Day long weekend kicks-off a cottaging and barbecuing season in which Ontario's adults will enjoy a wide range of wines, beers and spirits.  A 2011 election plank released today by Freedom Party of Ontario calls for three changes affecting the sale of alcoholic beverages in the province: wider selection, lower prices, and increased convenience.
The plank is being promoted with three new 30-second pre-election video advertisements, also released today, which are available here.

(Click on the Image to Watch the Video)

"A Freedom government will eliminate the minimum prices that the law imposes upon beer, wine, and spirit sales" says Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever.  "A Freedom government will also eliminate the LCBO's power to determine the price of all liquors, wines and beers sold in the province, and expose the current LCBO and Beer Store monopolies to competition from new private sector retailers. 

"With a Freedom government, consumers will be able to buy products that the LCBO refuses to stock - like premium Canadian vodka "Crystal Head" - from other liquor retailers.  With a Freedom government, the elimination of minimum-price laws will reduce prices to the lowest the market will bear.  And, with a Freedom government, consumers will be able to buy their wine and beer at grocery stores or convenience stores".

For further details, contact:

Paul McKeever, Leader - Freedom Party of Ontario

e-mail: pmckeever@freedomparty.on.ca

Freedom Party has been releasing 2011 election planks since early October of 2010. A complete list of the planks released so far can be viewed here. Freedom Party has also released a number of pre-election video ads to promote its planks. They all can be viewed on Freedom Party's youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/fpontario .



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