CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island has promised to introduce a bill to allow beer and wine sales in convenience stores if it is brought to power in the upcoming provincial election.
According to the proposal, stores would purchase their inventory from the PEILCC, and a minimum of 25% of the beer and wine stocked and sold would have to be from local producers.
“We think it’s a win-win for the tourism sector, we think it’s a win-win for the economy,” said P.E.I. PC Leader Dennis King in a statement. “It’s important for rural Prince Edward Island and the local corner stores and it just seems to be the next logical step in our liquor sales in Prince Edward Island.”
The P.E.I. general election takes place on April 23rd.
Source: CBC News