Kathleen Wynne sees a massive conceptual difference between the idea of selling beer and wine in supermarkets and the idea of selling beer and wine in convenience stores. So massive and self-evident is this difference, indeed, that she doesn’t feel it necessary to explain its nature. “Doug Ford is trying to distract voters with a reckless pledge to put beer in corner stores,” the Premier of Ontario tweeted Tuesday. “It’s not safe and it’s not sensible, unlike our balanced approach to adding beer and wine to grocery stores.”

Convenience stores: reckless. Supermarkets: balanced, safe and sensible. QED.

The Liberal government has achieved “a balance between safety and convenience,” Wynne told reporters in a Tuesday press conference, where she was unsubtly flanked by various representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Why couldn’t that balance be achieved with corner stores? No answer.

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Chris Selley – National Post – May 24, 2018.


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