August 17, 2016

WATCH: New video exposes every single way the LCBO is ripping you off

StaffRebel Columnist

The ancient dinosaur that is the LCBO still hasn't been taken behind the barn, and a new video by Quantum Daily shows exactly why it should be.

Because of outdated policies on beer, plastic bags and store times, the customer is always getting screwed over. And that's not to mention the outrageous prices for alcohol.

The video itself is only about two minutes long, so there's no reason not to watch it. So far it's received over 25,000 views.

SOUND OFF in the comments: what do you think of the LCBO?

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commented 2016-08-18 12:10:14 -0400
Another reason why I’m questioning my move to Ontario.

Which is worse: Ontario taxation and government intrusion or Quebec’s racism and racist language laws?

BTW, I don’t drink but this is just endemic to the system there.
commented 2016-08-18 09:29:45 -0400
I worked for the ALCB in the 80’s. Back then we had to study and pass tests on all products that were sold in our liquor stores. If we passed, we received a small wage increase, and were able to keep our jobs. In 1986 when I had my first child and went on maternity leave, there was a strike while I was away. Nobody really wanted to go out, except for those who always wanted more, and more. Many of my friends crossed the lines, and were forever labelled as traitors. When Ralph privatized the system, I thought that it was the best thing that he could have done, for the consumer. I know many of my friends were very upset, because the well paying jobs were gone, and they had to retrain in other industries. Those who retrained did very well, and those who didn’t, still complain about it. Monopolies are never good for the taxpayers. It’s just away to keep their votes for our criminals in provincial government. I think healthy economies are built on free enterprise. The governments just need to get out of business of buying votes!
commented 2016-08-18 05:11:03 -0400
LCBO pays off politicians – politicians keep LCBO legislation in place.

Pay for play – and the media party press-titutes report that everything is fine – good for the press-titutes – and they get their cut too.
commented 2016-08-18 02:58:00 -0400
You do know that when overseas or American tourists visit Ontario for the first time, and “discover” the LCBO, and Ontario’s “quaint” liquor laws, they make that little “index finger held to your temple swirly thing” motion?… Yep, its Nutsy Koo-Koo for all the world to see…
commented 2016-08-18 02:31:12 -0400
i can still remember the good old ALCB stores, where i could buy booze at 15 years of age with no problem.
commented 2016-08-17 23:42:50 -0400
It was certainly tougher in the old days, when you would have to walk into an LCBO outlet and fill out, on a small card, a request for a bottle of liquor.

In some ways that was White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Ontario. The term “WASP” was commonplace. Ontario’s laws came from this restrictive time.

By the way, this was also the time when the province become known a “Ontario the Good”.
commented 2016-08-17 20:27:48 -0400
Well Sebel, german beer, fine malt scotch are proof God loves us and wants us to be happy – it’s his way of saying, relax have a beer, every thing will work out OK, just watch. ;-)

The only trouble we have ever had has been from tea teatotalers like Mohamed, Hitler and Marx.
commented 2016-08-17 20:11:59 -0400
God was smart . Livers grow again and we have 2 kidneys.
commented 2016-08-17 19:56:48 -0400
Shebel Raj commented – “Kidneys or Liver?”

Well, God didn’t give you a liver unless he expected you to “live ’er up” (rim shot)
commented 2016-08-17 19:40:53 -0400
You should be ashamed of yourself. —Glenn Craig. Think of the Children !
commented 2016-08-17 19:11:12 -0400
I’ll tell you one thing I know about Ontario’s state liquor monopoly, they don’t know squat about the products they sell. The few times I’ve been into Ontario liqour stores that did have crafted beer, they used up cooler space with corporate beer store junk beer that is full of stabilizers and preservatives and left the unpasteurized all natural preservative-free craft beer out in the heat and light – I won’t even get into the sad selection of potato vodkas or single malt scotch, just don’t ask an employee for information on lot or racking date or you will end up as confused as they are.

Any private importer/retailer of could do better than this without really trying
commented 2016-08-17 18:38:55 -0400
Kidneys or Liver?
commented 2016-08-17 18:35:18 -0400
I never buy booze in Ontario – I have the ability to buy it elsewhere and bring it in.

Do not ask how – I break the rules.

Anything liberal is disgusting

The lcbo is liberal and disgusting
commented 2016-08-17 18:29:16 -0400
Stop buying booze – we stopped drinking years ago.
commented 2016-08-17 17:16:48 -0400
Start your own still, I suggest that your first run should be given away to your worst enemies, Justin case, some of that shit will make you go blind. There is nothing more satisfying than being out in woods cooking your own batch, and poaching one or two of the queens cows.
commented 2016-08-17 16:58:23 -0400
LCBO = Legalized Crime By Ontario

Dump Justin bin Trudeau