A scoop by Toronto Sun reporter Jenny Yuen revealed that if a consumer doesn’t want to pay for booze at an LCBO store, they don’t have to! Thieves walk into Liquor Corruption Bureaucracy of Ontario stores, fill their bags with high-end hooch then leave without paying - in full view of employees.
The LCBO’s theft policy says workers shouldn’t attempt to detain or arrest thieves but just alert police or security and wait until the cops come. A whistleblower says this “loophole” is exploited by criminals and thefts have increased over the past six months with much of the stolen booze going to the re-sale market.
Translation: The thieves aren’t poor alcoholics, but rather, illicit entrepreneurs. What a business model! Get your stock paid for by Ontario taxpayers.
The LCBO deals with shop-theft by raising the price of booze for law-abiding consumers and if taxpayers have a problem with it, well, F you. The LCBO’s a monopoly and acts like one.
The government has a state-sanctioned booze monopoly based on “social responsibility” but with a hands-off policy towards shoplifters, a minor doesn’t have to bother with fake I.D. – Junior just has to pick up that bottle of Grey Goose and fly out the door.
Both the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union and Premier Kathleen Wynne, think the LCBO is the best option for marijuana sales once it’s legalized but according to a poll by Forum Research, the majority of Ontarians are against the idea of the LCBO selling legalized weed. Gee, I wonder why?
Even crack addicts know the LCBO is the most socially irresponsible retailer in the province.