• Self Serve Lottery Terminals in Ontario
    October 13, 2022

    Ontario Lottery and Gaming has approval to bring self serve lottery terminals into convenience and grocery stores. Subject to further government approvals, the plan is to begin introducing terminals into retail locations in the second half of 2023 into busy stores. The goal is to bring convenience to the customer and to reduce lines at […]

  • Gas Theft Issues – Protect Your Business & Get Involved
    July 8, 2022

    The OCSA has worked closely with the Ontario Association of Police Chiefs to encourage the government to act on this industry issue and will continue to advocate for prepay for gas at all self serve islands while allowing for stations to offer full service to customers where an attendant can guarantee no gas thefts. Gas […]

  • 2022 Ontario budget - contraband tobacco
    2022 Ontario Budget – Addressing Unregulated Tobacco
    May 3, 2022

    The Ontario government has been engaging a variety of industry, retail and public health stakeholders and Indigenous partners on the issue of unregulated tobacco. In addition, two independent Indigenous facilitators have submitted a report to the government summarizing their engagement with First Nations. The facilitators’ work highlights the importance of the tobacco economy for First […]

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