Union launches campaign against Ford to save jobs, keep beer prices low - 2019-05-10
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Canada Local 12R24 (UFCW Canada Local 12R24) launched their campaign to inform people about the costs to Ontarians if Premier Ford continues to focus attention on alcohol retailing, while making cuts to funding for health and education.
"The Ford government is creating chaos for communities by pushing ahead with corner-store beer sales," said John Nock, the president of UFCW Canada Local 12R24 in a press release.
"Right now, beer prices before taxes in Ontario are among the lowest in Canada due to our efficient distribution system to outlets that are equipped to handle beer safely. Study after study has shown that beer prices will rise due to higher distribution costs and the usual convenience store markups. That is what happened in Alberta when it privatized alcohol sales, which Doug Ford's $1,000-a-day alcohol consultant Ken Hughes knows too well because he profited from it as a partner in Alberta Spirits Inc," Nock said.