AMHERST - Allowing convenience stores to sell beer and wine would allow them to remain competitive against bigger stores, says the owner of an Amherst store.
Liquor sales could help convenience stores survive, owner says
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- Jack on the rocks
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:24:07
Hey DON, you may want to inquire about some info on fines.Get caught with a bag of weed(illegal)and get caught walking down town with a beer(legal,beer that is).I'd take the dope fine anyday of the week over the open booze.The only peeole who won't want booze at convience stores will be NSLC,sales at the mall location would be in the toilet.
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:07:53
Just what convenience stores need, another reason for their clerks to be held up at knife point or gun point.
As if cigs & cash aren't enough of a draw to the criminal element.
Let's introduce booze & more cash
to entice the criminals.
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:05:08
Jack; You are missing my point. Sure the fine for open liquor is large, but it does not come with the stigma of a criminal record. You could get caught over & over with booze, the fine stays the same. With weed, you must face a judge, who then decides how big of a threat you are to soceity. Also the prosecutor will be sure to remind his honour of any past charges so as to get the max fine possible. If this is equal justice then our justice system is wrong.
When I want to relax with a drink of booze, I find my way to one of our liquor stores & make a purchase. There is no inconvenience for me, it's the same as going to the hardware or grocery store. I don't need it in every corner store I enter.
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- - January 18, 2010 at 12:01:46
we do not need the corner stores to sell liquor -
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:51:53
Perhaps the NS government should control the sale of their other cash cow as well. Can you imagine the NSCC Nova Scotia Cigarteet Comission?
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:50:44
If you think the Government is going to relinkwish 2 cents of their profit from liquor sales to a corner store when they already have it all now,,,you are crazy,,,I'd bet it all that it will never happen down there in Nova Scotia,,,but I guess its a good conversation piece.
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:38:39
God help us if Nova Scotia actually takes a step forward and allows the sales of a legal product in ordinary stores. Imagine the convenience for people living outside of cities! What is really scary is that salespersons paid the minimum wage would be selling (gasp) alcohol, instead of overpaid unionized government workers.
Lets stick with our 19th century mentality, and keep our sacred liquor stores. Lets keep wine, beer and spirits as expensive as possible thanks to expensive labour and special liquor stores.
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:37:45
How can making liquor more available be a good thing? Nobody seems to care about the evils this product brings, just how can we sell more ? It's a huge double standard that we have booze shoved in our face everywhere we go, yet smoke one joint & you become a criminal.
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:32:50
I'm not surprised the NSGEU and the empire building, over priced liquor corp would oppose liquor sales in convenience stores. Heaven forbide it should province CONVENIENCE and a bit of a windfall to people like Mr. LeBlanc. For those store owners who don't/want need liquor sales, they should also be free to make that choice. There's a concept for you, a business owner free to run thier own business as they choose...wachy idea but it just might work!
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:32:34
There shouldn't be an NSLC in the first place. Sale of goods should be through the private sector.
You wouldn't go to a government store to buy a washing machine or a pair of jeans,,, why should the government be in this business?
They want their slice of the taxes, so be it, but eliminate this layer of waste......