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    Government Analysis of Plain Packaging Regulations
    September 18, 2018

    Update: We wrote in July that the the federal government was open to public consultation regarding proposed plain packaging changes. Unfortunately for OCSA members and other small retailers, the government has decided to proceed with the changes despite the potential risk that they pose to businesses. As outlined below, the federal government believes that plain […]

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    Launch of New Vaping Rules Postponed
    July 16, 2018

    The Smoke-Free Ontario Act that was scheduled to be updated to include new rules for the sale, display and promotion of vaping products as of July 1, 2018 has been put on hold (at the last minute) by the new Ford government. The OCSA is pleased with this decision as we have always advocated for […]

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    Ontario PCs Announce Beer and Wine for Convenience Stores if Elected
    May 22, 2018

    Dave Bryans (CEO of the OCSA) met with Doug Ford last week and  Mr Ford said …’ Dave, help is on way for small business and I am going to give your channel beer very shortly’ and he made the announcement on Friday. Backgrounder – Modernize Beer and Wine Sales Alcohol reform is something long […]

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