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Jun 06, 2019, 15:04 ET OCSA Applauds Ford Government's Passage of Bill 115 - Bringing Choice and Convenience to Customers

OAKVILLE, ON, June 6, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) and the 6,000 neighborhood and family-run businesses it represents is thrilled at the passage of Bill 115, the...


May 27, 2019, 17:17 ET OCSA Supports Province's Plan to Modernize Beer and Wine Retailing - Bringing Choice and Convenience to Customers

OAKVILLE, ON, May 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) and the 6,000 neighborhood and family-run businesses it represents supports the Ford government's work to allow...


May 27, 2019, 15:31 ET Media Advisory - Ontario Convenience Stores Association Available to respond to Ontario Plan for Alcohol Modernization

OAKVILLE, ON, May 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) is available for comment on the government's decision on the future of beer and wine retailing in Ontario, and...


May 14, 2019, 11:52 ET Ontario Convenience Stores Show They're Ready for Responsible Beer and Wine Sales with New Data Showing Pass Rate of Government Age-Check Inspections of 96.2%

OAKVILLE, ON, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - New results from data obtained from the Ontario Ministries of the Attorney General and Health and Long-Term Care show that Ontario convenience stores consistently...


Oct 04, 2018, 09:51 ET New Data Show Ontario Convenience Stores Pass Government Age-Check Inspections With 95.7% Success Rate

OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - New results from data obtained from the Ontario Ministries of the Attorney General and Health and Long-Term Care show that Ontario convenience stores consistently...


Feb 22, 2018, 13:27 ET Ontario Convenience Stores Association Supports New Smoke-Free Ontario Act

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) is pleased to support the Government of Ontario's recent modernization of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. The update will...


Nov 14, 2017, 12:30 ET Contraband Tobacco Levels in Ontario Reaching Alarming Rates According to New Study

Government Failure to Tackle Contraband Tobacco Highlights Double Standard Around Proposed Regulations for Marijuana TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - A new study released today measuring contraband...


Sep 11, 2017, 09:55 ET Convenience retailers concerned with effect of Ontario labour changes on community stores and part-time jobs

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - In a new member survey published this week, the Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) found widespread concern among retailers about the unintended consequences ...


May 31, 2017, 14:05 ET Minimum Wage Increase Will Lead to Fewer Part-Time Jobs

Ontario's jump to a $15-dollar minimum wage is out-of-step with economy and puts jobs at risk TORONTO, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Ontario's decision to increase the minimum wage well...


Aug 01, 2015, 08:00 ET Don't be fooled by illegal tobacco products say Crime Stoppers and Convenience Stores

Get informed and don't get fined TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Toronto Crime Stoppers and the Ontario Convenience Stores Association warn Ontarians not to get busted buying contraband tobacco this...


Apr 16, 2015, 12:33 ET Chain convenience stores say Ontario's grocery store beer retailing plan unfairly tips the competitive balance toward the largest grocery companies

OAKVILLE, ON, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) expressed its disappointment today in the alcohol retailing recommendations from the Premier's Advisory Council...


Mar 05, 2015, 07:00 ET Significant majority of Ontarians support proposal to have large convenience stores and grocery stores sell beer under the LCBO banner

OAKVILLE, ON, March 5, 2015 /CNW/ - A new poll of Ontarians, conducted by Abacus Data Inc., revealed that 72% support a proposal that would see an expansion of the LCBO's Agency Store program to...


Dec 16, 2014, 09:00 ET Ontario Convenience Stores support Ontario government's move to monitor and reduce unnecessary regulation

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) is pleased to voice its support for Bill 7, the Better Business Climate Act, which was passed by the Ontario Government ...


Jul 17, 2014, 10:30 ET Ontario Convenience Stores Association continues to support prohibition on sale of illegal drug paraphernalia

TORONTO, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) reiterated its support for the Ontario Safety League's objectives regarding illegal drug paraphernalia. OCSA believes...


Jun 09, 2014, 16:57 ET Ontario Convenience Store Association Selects Zomaron for Payment Processing

TORONTO, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Zomaron Inc. (a wholly owned division of Posera-HDX Ltd.) (TSX: HDX) (The Company) announced today that the Ontario Convenience Store Association ("OCSA") has selected...


Apr 23, 2014, 10:15 ET 403,412 Ontarians say it's time The Beer Store had some competition and voice support for beer in convenience stores

www.freeourbeer.ca petition unveiled in Toronto is the largest in Ontario history TORONTO, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Amid a "fear mongering"i ad blitz launched by The Beer Store to protect its...


Apr 17, 2014, 09:18 ET Premier Wynne: It's time for some adult supervision of The Beer Store

TORONTO, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - April 17, 2014 Premier Kathleen Wynne, premier@ontario.ca Dear Premier Wynne, There's a healthy debate ongoing in Ontario about modernizing our 87 year-old system of...


Apr 01, 2014, 11:18 ET Ontario's modest LCBO kiosk plan fails to tackle 87-year-old Beer Store monopoly

However OCSA retailers agree that principle of expanded alcohol retailing a good one OAKVILLE, ON, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario government's alcohol retailing plan, where it will entertain...


Feb 10, 2014, 12:26 ET Ontario's chain convenience stores best at age checks; Refute report from foreign owners of The Beer Store

Statement from the Ontario Convenience Stores Association TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's chain convenience stores, which make up the majority of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association...


Dec 19, 2013, 10:00 ET Study shows nearly 70% of Ontarians support allowing more private retailers to compete with The Beer Store

OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - A newly-released study of Ontarians attitudes toward beer sales shows that seven out of ten (69%) want to see more private retailers, like convenience stores,...


Oct 29, 2013, 13:30 ET Convenience store chains unveil major initiative to dedicate one-third of retailing space for Ontario wines and Ontario craft beer

New retail channel would create big opportunities for local craft beers and Ontario wines to be sold right in the communities where they are made and across the province QUEEN'S PARK, TORONTO, Oct....


Oct 28, 2013, 10:07 ET Media Advisory - Chain convenience stores including 7-Eleven, Mac's (Couche Tard), and Petro-Canada (Suncor) to unveil major initiative to boost Ontario's craft beer and wine industries

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Large convenience store retailers accounting for over 3,000 locations in Ontario will be making a major announcement about an initiative that would provide a...


Aug 19, 2013, 12:39 ET Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) supports Ontario Safety League drug paraphernalia petition

Convenience stores association CEO signs Ontario Safety League petition TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Convenience Stores Association fully supports the Ontario Safety League petition...


Aug 12, 2013, 08:38 ET Economic Study: Ontario's beer retailing system enables The Beer Store owners to capture up to $700 million in incremental profits from Ontario beer drinkers every year

"The Beer Store is a classic textbook example of a cartel" - peculiarly protected by provincial legislation in Ontario TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - A new economic study that looked at beer prices...


Jun 24, 2013, 08:00 ET Study shows Ontario government could earn higher profits by allowing competition to government-run LCBO and foreign-owned Beer Store

Keeping LCBO and Beer Store, but increasing competition for consumers grows LCBO profits and creates opportunities for more government revenue TORONTO, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - A new economic study...