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Alberta Liquor Privatization

When Alberta became the first Canadian jurisdiction to privatize liquor retailing, warehousing and distribution in 1993, it was considered a bold step. Now, Albertans view it as simply another commercial enterprise operating successfully in the province.

In fact, private liquor retailing has been remarkably well received by consumers and everyone involved in the liquor industry and continues to meet the original objectives set out by the government.

The Alberta experience demonstrates that liquor retailing can be responsibly and well managed by the private sector, with government continuing to carry out its regulatory responsibilities and collecting revenue from liquor sales for use in public programs.

Privatization has helped the liquor industry, benefiting both retailers and consumers. More locations and greater product selection are some of the results, while employment grew from 1,300 to over 4,000 jobs.

For more information on the privatization of Alberta’s retail liquor industry, take a look at:

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