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Ontario Report Calls for End to Liquor Monopoly

A wide ranging report from Ontario\’s CD Howe Institute is calling for an end to Ontario\’s monopoly based liquor distribution system. The report indicates that Ontario\’s current system does not serve consumer interests and actually prevents the provincial government from maximizing its liquor revenues. The link to the report is here (PDF): Uncorking a Strange Brew. The report has also garnered substantial media attention including these articles: Liquor monopoly keeping revenue from Ontario and Time to end retail alcohol monopolies. The provincial liquor monopolies are also preventing the free trade of wine and other alcohol between provinces by creating barriers to inter-provincial trade.

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