#CanTheDeal takes aim at sweetheart deal between The Beer Store and LCBO

Published December 12, 2014

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2014 – Restaurants Canada has launched a petition called #CanTheDeal in response to a secret agreement between The Beer Store and the LCBO that came to light this week.

The agreement, signed in 2000, gives the foreign-owned Beer Store monopoly exclusive rights to sell beer in 12- and 24-packs, which leads to higher prices for consumers and licensees.

“Restaurant and bar owners in Ontario pay ridiculously high prices for a case of beer. For some brands the price is 30 to 50 per cent higher than what consumers pay,” says James Rilett, Ontario Vice President for Restaurants Canada. “It’s time for Premier Wynne to can this deal and bring competition, fair pricing, and choice to the table.”

The #CanTheDeal petition is online at Change.org .

Restaurants Canada (formerly the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association) is a national association comprising 30,000 businesses in every segment of the foodservice industry, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and their suppliers. Canada’s restaurant industry directly employs more than 1.1 million Canadians, contributes $68 billion a year to the Canadian economy and serves more than 18 million customers every day.

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