Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has named Ken Hughes to the newly created role of Special Advisor for the Beverage Alcohol Review.
This appointment brings the province another step closer to modernizing its beverage alcohol system to give consumers more choice and convenience, while giving businesses more opportunities. Read the provincial government’s news release about the appointment of Special Advisor Hughes to this newly created role and what it means for plans to modernize Ontario’s beverage alcohol system.
As Ontario moves forward with plans to update its liquor policies, Restaurants Canada is seeking a number of changes that would better serve the foodservice and hospitality industry, including:
- Eliminating the Licensee Price at the Beer Store, and getting rid of the 6 per cent licensee markup at the LCBO
- Permitting take-away alcohol sales from restaurants and bars
- Allowing for delivery of alcohol with food
- Extending liquor service hours to allow for earlier alcohol sales during brunch service
We look forward to working with Special Advisor Hughes toward making these changes for the benefit of licensed bars and restaurants, their patrons and the rest of Ontario’s foodservice community.
If you have any questions or would like more information, you can get in touch with James Rilett, Restaurants Canada Vice President, Central Canada, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-387-5649 ext. 4241.