TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The Wynne Liberals' plan to add thousands of government positions with an LCBO-modeled distribution system for legalized marijuana is an attack on small business and the private sector jobs it creates and should be abandoned, say MPP Jack MacLaren and Ontario Trillium Party Leader Bob Yaciuk.
"The Wynne Liberals are saying that our province's entrepreneurs cannot run a business as well as the government," said Jack MacLaren, MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills. "The reality is that small- and medium-sized private sector businesses are the job creators and backbone of our economy. Small businesses, the entrepreneurs that create them and the employees that work for them have shown time and time again to be more economical, efficient and responsive to consumer's needs than similar government-run enterprises."
"The Wynne Government should not compete against the private sector and stay out of the business of selling and distributing legal marijuana," said Trillium Party Leader Yaciuk. "Instead, they should focus on their core mandate of regulation, enforcement, and keeping all Ontarians safe. The Wynne War against small business and jobs has to end!"
The Trillium Party of Ontario supports selling legal marijuana through regulated independent small business outlets. Such a model will be competitive, effective and efficient, providing consumer choice at no cost to the taxpayer.
The Trillium Party of Ontario was founded in 2014 as an alternative to the mainstream parties at Queen's Park which have increasingly become out-of-touch with Ontario people. Jack MacLaren MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills joined the Ontario Trillium Party on May 26, 2017.
SOURCE Trillium Party of Ontario
For further information: Bob Yaicuk, 289-319-1220, [email protected], www.trilliumpartyontario.ca