THUNDER BAY, Ont. Ontario’s New Democrat leader says she would not change regulations to allow corner stores to sell beer and wine in the province.
Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Andrea Horwath says the current system is working and there’s no need to change it.
She made the remarks a day after Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford said he would change the rules if elected June 7.
He announced that the Tories would allow beer, wine, cider and coolers to be sold in corner stores, box stores and any grocery store.
The sale of beer and wine has been a perennial issue in Ontario politics.
The promise of liberalized sales, such as those in Quebec, once helped propel the Liberals to government in the mid-1980s.