Ontario Premier Wants to Loosen Province's Alcohol Laws

Ontario, Canada Premier Kathleen Wynne says it’s time to loosen the province's liquor laws in order to get more locally produced beverages into the hands of consumers, and she’s keen on starting with Ontario wines. “I think having some sort of controlled availability is what we need to look at, absolutely,” she said. Decades of strict government control in Ontario limit winemakers, which is why many have been urging Queen’s Park to allow privately run VQA stores that would sell mostly Ontario vintages.