There’s no end to the debate in Question Period whether the Ontario government is selling off LCBO locations. Tory finance critic Vic Fedeli read a document that he claims exposes an LCBO plan to sell 250 sites. But Fedeli says it’s hard to get to the truth because Liberal ministers are contradicting themselves over the issue. Fedeli quotes the premier as saying sites will only be sold as needed which was followed by the finance minister telling reporters the government is selling but then leasing back.
And Fedeli adds the infrastructure minister later said the Liberals are not selling sites. In response, finance minister Charles Sousa reaffirmed a government position which was the Liberals have no plans to reduce the size of the LCBO which is 654 stores through the sale of LCBO-owned locations. However, Fedeli says the document he has shows that whoever buys the sites will determine the best use for them.