POLITICS

Association wants booze sold in corner stores in Saskatchewan's cities

02/05/2015 10:17 EST | Updated 04/07/2015 05:59 EDT
REGINA - Wine and spirits are already on the shelves of 190 convenience or grocery stores in small towns in Saskatchewan and now the Western Convenience Store Association is proposing to expand that option to corner stores in cities.

The proposal to allow corner stores to sell wine and beer is one of thousands submitted to the Saskatchewan government under the open consultation survey asking for public input on the future of liquor laws in the province.

Association president Andrew Klukas says his group still supports maintaining government revenue with the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority continuing to act as the wholesale distributor for beer and wine.

He says they simply want to offer better choice and convenience for customers.

The government closed the open consultation process on liquor laws at the end of January.

Now it will review those recommendations and decide on any possible future policy changes for liquor sales in Saskatchewan.

(CJME)