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Canada: Regulator wants more competition in alcohol retailers

 |  January 20, 2019

Canada’s competition watchdog is urging the B.C. government to allow private alcohol retailers to sell directly to government .

Interim commissioner of competition at the Competition Bureau of Canada, Matthew Boswell,  released an open letter to B.C. Attorney General David Eby, urging Eby to “consider the principles of competition” during the province’s current review of liquor policy.

Boswell said in the letter that he strongly supports allowing hospitality businesses to choose to buy products from either government or private stores. He is also urging the B.C. government to follow the example of other provinces by allowing hospitality businesses to buy alcohol at a wholesale price, instead of the full retail price that they have to pay in B.C.

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