Government's Costly Proposal for Liquor Retailing

The privatization of liquor sales would be an extremely expensive mistake, costing Saskatchewan hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The report, Down the Drain: The Saskatchewan Government’s Costly Proposal for Liquor Retailing, found that:

The report concludes that if the Saskatchewan government wants to increase convenience and selection in liquor retailing, privatization is the wrong way to go about it. By expanding and upgrading its system of public liquor stores – as other provinces have done – Saskatchewan could improve the consumer experience without sacrificing public revenues.

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