• A mall during the holidays
    OCSA Opposed To Proposed Stat Holiday By-Law Changes
    June 10, 2017

    The City of Toronto has contemplated changes to the statutory holiday by-law that prohibits the majority of stores from opening on those days. The Retail Business Holidays Act allows convenience stores to serve a vital role in their communities on these nine dates and to build a rapport with customers who may otherwise not be aware of their […]

  • Minimum Wage Increase Will Lead to Fewer Part-Time Jobs
    May 31, 2017

    Ontario’s jump to a $15-dollar minimum wage is out-of-step with economy and puts jobs at risk May 31, 2017 – TORONTO, Ontario – The Government of Ontario’s decision to increase the minimum wage well beyond the rate of inflation will lead to fewer jobs in the convenience sector.  The jump to $15 dollars per hour […]

  • Can rolling papers be displayed in Ontario Convenience stores
    Rolling Papers and Blunts – Can They Be Displayed?
    May 9, 2017

    The OCSA has seen some controversy from certain Public Health Units in Ontario around the interpretation of displaying all types cigarette papers and blunts in plain view of the consumer. Some Public Health Units were ready to fine retailers who had these products on display, so the Ontario Convenience Stores Association went to the Ministry of […]

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