"Good thing there's a monopoly"
“Unionized employees at the SAQ are launching a four day strike that will shut down Quebec liquor board stores for the weekend.” Says the Montreal CBC site.
The SAQ is Quebec’s government owned liquor monopoly. Non-SAQ stores can sell only bad wine and some beer. (No, really, there’s a list of approved wines that others can sell. Its all bad.) They do an ok job with it, but they get way too much (50-60% of each store, as I recall) French wine. When asked why, they explain that that’s what sells.
Maybe if they go on strike, it will lead to legalized competition in liquor sales.
We can hope.