• Person smoking an e-cigarette
    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 […]

  • Beer in Ontario convenience stores
    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 […]

  • Queens Park in Toronto, Ontario
    Summary of OCSA Conversation with Ministry of Small Business
    May 17, 2018

    The OCSA recently spoke at Queen’s Park to lobby on behalf of small businesses across the province. We were pleased to discuss some of the most pertinent issues facing our sector with Ontario’s small business minister Jeff Leal. Below is a letter that we received back from the Ministry, recapping the conversation. Dear Mr. Bryans: […]

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