PC Manitoba

More Choice for Consumers: Liquor in Grocery Stores

No brainer to expand liquor sales Manitoba-wide: Klein

WINNIPEG — A re-elected PC government will expand liquor sales into grocery stores and other vendors, Kevin Klein, PC candidate for Kirkfield Park, announced today.

“Our PC Team has fought to allow more consumer choice when it comes to liquor sales,” said Klein. “But Wab Kinew blocked the bill each step of the way. Worse, he influenced his union leader buddies to cause an unnecessary strike this year—and blocked Manitobans from buying liquor products this summer.”

Many other Canadian jurisdictions already allow expanded liquor sales, as do many rural areas in Manitoba, Klein noted.

The PCs would reintroduce legislation within the first legislative session upon being re-elected as government, Klein said, adding the bill will be based on consultations with the industry and with Manitobans.

The Manitoba government will remain the exclusive wholesaler of liquor in the province, Klein said.

“If given a new four-year mandate, we know the NDP can’t hold the bill back forever,” said Rick Shone, PC candidate for Fort Garry. “Manitobans want more choice, and we will fight to make sure they have more choice—no matter what games the NDP play.”

The provincial election will be held on October 3rd, 2023.


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