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Canada, Ontario to Allow Sales of Wine and Beer in Groceries and Corner Stores

The Ontario provincial government announced that sales of wine, beer, low-alcohol ready-to-drink beverages, and cider will be allowed in all groceries and convenience stores starting from January 1, 2026. At retail, spirits will continue to be sold only through provincial liquor board outlets, while the liquor board will be the exclusive wholesaler in the province for all retail stores, bars, and restaurants selling alcoholic beverages.

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