1.03.30 - “To allow for more competition, all retailers will be able to sell packaging sizes commonly found at the Beer Store, including cases of 12 or 24 bottles or cans”
Current Ontario liquor regulations specifically prohibit grocery stores from selling cases with more than 6 containers. The promise is therefore considered broken.
“[90: Packaging] (1) The licensee shall not keep for sale, offer for sale or sell, (a) wine, excluding cider, in containers with a volume of more than 4 litres; (b) beer or cider in containers with a volume of more than 750 mL; or (c) beer in packages with more than six containers. (2) The licensee shall not offer a discount or rebate in respect of the purchase of more than six containers of beer or cider.”
“The operator of a grocery store that is authorized to sell beer in the store must not offer for sale, or sell, beer in containers with a volume of more than 750 ml or beer in packages with more than six containers. […] The operator of a grocery store that is authorized to sell cider in the store must not offer for sale, or sell, cider in containers with a volume of more than 750 ml. or cider in packages with more than six containers.”
“The purposes of the Board are, and it has power, […] to buy, import and have in its possession for sale, and to sell, liquor and other products containing alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages; […] to authorize manufacturers of beer and spirits and wineries that manufacture Ontario wine to sell their beer, spirits or Ontario wine in stores owned and operated by the manufacturer or the winery and to authorize Brewers Retail Inc. to operate stores for the sale of beer to the public.”