TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - For the second time in 24 hours, the CEO of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association has admitted the price of alcohol would go up if sold in convenience stores.
Dave Bryans, CEO of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association, told Global News, "Yes, you would probably pay more for convenience because of location, because of hours of service..."
The price hike pledge comes on the heels of a report by The Beer Store that says that the consequence of convenience stores selling alcohol include more underage drinking, less government revenue, and higher prices. The findings in the report were confirmed by economist Greg Flanagan.
The admission came less than a day after Bryans first confirmed that beer prices would not go down under the OCSA scheme, telling the Toronto Sun in an interview: "The Ontario Convenience Stores Association has never advocated that we were going to offer cheap beer to anybody," he said.
Watch the full video of Bryans' Global TV News price hike admission:
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SOURCE: The Beer Store
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