Beer Store launches ad campaign against Ford government as debate around alcohol sales intensifies

The Beer Store has launched an ad campaign attacking the Ford government’s efforts to alter a legal agreement governing where beer and wine can be sold in Ontario, just days after the union for Beer Store employees launched similar ads.…

Ontario Premier Doug Ford weighs in on beer sale battle

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the media is misleading the public when it comes to his government’s plan to extend beer and wine sales to corner and big box stores in the province. Story continues below In an unprompted call…

Booze news is on the menu for London as city councillor pitches new serving hours

One London councillor is trying to harness the economic power of brunch culture, by proposing the city allow restaurants to serve alcohol starting at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Arielle Kayabaga, who represents Ward 13, is tabling a motion…

Extended hours for alcohol sales in Ontario begins today, government says

The Ford government announced Sunday that it has extended the hours that alcohol sales can be made throughout Ontario. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli announced on Twitter the extended hours have taken effect. READ MORE: Quebecers protest Ford government’s cuts to…

Beer battle brewing: Alberta launches trade challenge against Ontario over access to liquor stores

The Alberta government is opening a new front in the Canadian beer war by targeting Ontario for what it says are its unfair trade barriers to Alberta suds and other alcoholic products. READ MORE: Alberta files notice of appeal after June…