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LCBO

Survey Results

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Do you think the LCBO should be privatized?

Results

No

39.89%

Yes

60.11%

 

100.0%

*Please note we remove duplicate votes from the same source.  Computers keep track of that type of thing easily.  It's a waste of time voting more than once.  If you have a  longer comment than 400 characters, Please email us with your extended comment..

In this survey there were an inordinate number of multiple votes with a comment that indicated anger and/or frustration.  We counted only one vote whether No or Yes. 

 Multiple voting .... hmmmm.  You can express your opinion easily in the comments without trying to influence the vote one way or another.  Most people just vote and don't comment.

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Need a big store in port elgin.
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Short term thinking!
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Wine, women & song. Get the government out of our last places of freedom.
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privatize the retail operation of the LCBO but retain the bulk purchase, warehousing and distribution functions under government control. This will enable inherent cost efficiencies to be continued.
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Sad but true...Ontario needs the money generated through the LCBO for all the programs & services we have. And, yes, we do have them, lots of them.
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If it isn't broken don't try to fix it
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I believe this needs to be regulated by government and therefore not made private buisness.
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We lose too much now to Liberal over spending
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The LCBO is making money. We have sold too many assets that are now making more money for private interests , and we have given the control away. One has only to look at the ever increasing hydro rates as example. Let's see a government spend the dollars generated from the LCBO in a less wasteful way and there will be no need to sell.
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No it shouldn't be. We need responsible people to look after this substance. Grey / Bruce has the highest alcohol rate in all of Canada. We don't need it in the corner stores so people have easier access to it. And I'm not against people drinking either, just not to excess.
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for free enterprise for convenience for competition for one stop shopping for better service new employment opportunities
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Few enterprises earn revenue for the Government. Keep those that do.
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No sense to sell as we make money from this asset
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Why privatize it when it brings in so much money for the province? Remember what happened with the 407? Instead, improve the LCBO by adding more brands, specialty items including craft beers in more than 6 pack sizes.
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Ontario grape growers, wineries and LCBO staff would be losers under privatization which would result in higher prices, smaller selection, higher warehousing & distribution costs with untold social implications.
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Some amalgamation needs to occur though (Southampton & Port Elgin) and the Beer store monopoly needs to be changed.
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Why is the Government retailing liquor? What's next; condoms, gasoline, corn flakes? Let's get rid of the high priced unionized staff and get some real service from private enterprise and maybe get the prices down!
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I said no but would like to see beer and wine sold at grocery stores just like in any other country I have visited. Time to move into the 21st century.
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2-volume power buying ensures greater variety at lower prices (not voting twice; just adding this comment to previous vote)
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Prices are significantly lower than the private shops in Alberta. Could not believe the prices out there!
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a good tax base and creates employment and a better control of under aged people from buying the product
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Definitely a YES. Been a cash grab by government for a long time & despite what the NO side say, if properly regulated & audited, should be definitely doable.
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Yes. LCBO employees generalist treat customers as potential thieves. Their attitude is clearly reflected in their interaction with customers. In reality, LCBO set up security procedures , due to employee theft. I have no problem with the Beer Store monopoly, as the employees are top notch, friendly, courteous and helpful...
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But I believe that The Beer Store should be opened up to allow Canadian craft brewers to participate in the profits with the foreign owners of The Beer Store.
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Why privatize a money maker for the province and open it up to flagrant abuse.
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the LCBO workers are over paid for work a convenience cashier does for minimum wage, not to mention the illegal monopoly the LCBO & Beer store have in Ontario is unfair to consumers pocket books and for Democracy itself. No more regulation, No more sin taxes, No more un-needed unionized jobs.
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It's profit provides an excellent source of income to help fund provincial governmnt programs. Why should that profit go to individuals?
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LCBO pinot grecio - $10.95 CDN. Same bottle Walmart Florida - $5.97 USD.
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Get out of my bedroom and man cave!
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No. I would hate to see private liquor stores pop up in every plaza and street corner like they have in the U.S. LCBO does a good job in screening underage purchasers and keeping the premises from becoming an eyesore.
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whyget rid of a money maker
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Absolutely NOT. This is one area where a lot of money is put into the public coffers on a yearly basis. To sell the LCBO now would give us a good chunk of money which will be spent foolishly, and/or used to cover up huge monetary errors made in the past.
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Why do we need government stores anyway? Sell it all in grocery stores and make it convenient. Are the drinking problems any worse in States like Michigan where you can buy it all at most places including the local drug store. Let's get rid of the nanny state.
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The government can privatize other organizations that I believe should not be privatized (list is to long to mention) So, why not privatize LCBO?
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common sense tells or does that even figure
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But it needs to get its head out of sand and move to sale in supermarkets.
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If wine and liquor sales controlled by a private monopoly we would create an uncontrolable monster. If wine and liquor sales were opened up to a broad competitive private base, I would support.
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Absolutely yes! People will still buy liquor so the money will still be spent in Ontario and the government will still get their tax share. Business should be run by private enterprise.
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Selling is short term thinking!
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Liquor is very easy in the States. Do not want the same access in Ontario
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Why not? Other civilized countries have already done it.
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