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Convenience stores and gas stations in Ontario will be able to sell alcohol

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All supermarkets as well as convenience stores and gas stations that sell food could also sell alcohol in Ontario, according to CBC sources. (Archive photo)

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Doug Ford's government is expected to announce liberalization of alcohol sales on Thursday, according to CBC sources. Starting in 2026, all grocery stores as well as convenience stores and gas stations that sell food would also be allowed to sell beer and wine.

Currently, only 450 supermarkets in Ontario can sell alcohol.

For their part, convenience stores are still not authorized to sell beer, contrary to what Doug Ford promised during the 2018 election campaign.

However, according to CBC sources, the situation should change from January 1, 2026, after the end of the current agreement with the private chain Beer Store.

Among the changes that would then come into effect:

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The Beer Store chain, which belongs to private brewers, would continue to exist, according to CBC sources.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">Because of its network, the consortium would even be well positioned to handle the distribution of beer to thousands of supermarkets, convenience stores and gas stations in the province.

In November, Premier Ford said the Beer Store network will continue to play “an important role in the system,” without giving details.

Based on information provided by Mike Crawley of CBC News

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