B.C. liquor stores have their benefits

Higher pay among the pluses of government liquor stores: union spokesperson

B.C.’s public liquor stores have served this province for decades. They continue to offer better selection and better prices than most private stores. They also pay higher wages and produce more revenue to pay for public services than private stores.

In order to compete, B.C.’s public liquor stores need to be open Sundays, offer refrigerated products, and occasionally relocate stores to more popular shopping locations.

This is good for consumers, good for our members, and because of the revenues public stores produce, it is good for all British Columbians. We believe customers like having choices and competition which leads to better service overall.

Stephanie Smith

B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union

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