• ocsa age testing
    Ontario Convenience Stores Show They’re Ready for Responsible Beer and Wine Sales with New Data Showing Pass Rate of Government Age-Check Inspections of 96.2%
    May 14, 2019

    New results from data obtained from the Ontario Ministries of the Attorney General and Health and Long-Term Care show that Ontario convenience stores consistently sell age-restricted products like tobacco, lottery tickets, alcohol, and vaping products responsibly. And they’ll bring that same diligence to the expansion of beer and wine sales to convenience stores. In 2018, […]

  • Canada‚Äôs Plain Packaging Regulation
    April 30, 2019

    We have been waiting for information from the Federal Government regarding the Plain Packaging changes in store for tobacco products. With permission from DepQuebec, we can share the following information… ” Much awaited by the Canadian c-store industry, the approved and final regulation on plain and standardized packaging of tobacco products is scheduled to be […]

  • Bill 36 Ontario Vaping Regulations
    October 18, 2018

    The Ontario government has come out with regulations on the selling of vape products in convenience stores (October 18, 2018) The regulations have banned the display of vape products on the counter and back wall and they must be hidden from view (like tobacco) but will be allowed to promote and communicate the product benefits […]

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