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12-Packs Go On Sale At 10 LCBO Stores. POLL: Only 51% Respondents Against Turning HOV Lanes Into HOT Lanes. Malaysia Confirms Plane Debris Is From Flight MH370. Harper Says No To ‘Netflix Tax’. Toronto Hosts The First of Federal Leaders Debates.
12-Packs Go On Sale At 10 LCBO Stores
You can buy 12 packs of beer at select LCBO locations starting Thursday, as the retailer hopes to succeed with a pilot project that will help them compete with the Beer Store. Prior to today, customers that wanted a 12 pack had to make a trip to the Beer store, as the LCBO was limited to selling individual cans and six packs. The provincial government is hoping to modernize alcohol retailing in the province, an initiative which also includes plans to allow local craft brewers to open up a second retail outlet and major grocery stores to sell beer. A Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets suggested a number of ideas regarding the handling of public assets when it was release in April. Kathleen Wynne and the sitting Liberals brought forth the idea of allowing LCBO’s to sell 12 packs. Four LCBO outlets GTA, Keele St. and Lawrence Ave., 9970 Airport Rd. in Brampton, the Woodbridge store at Hwy. 27 and Innovation Dr. as well as the Burlington store at Walkers Line and Dundas St. will be a part of the project. Labatt Blue, Carling, Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Budweiser, Heineken, Stella Artois, Corona Extra, Grolsch, Steam Whistle and Muskoka are some of the brands participating.
POLL: Only 51% Respondents Against Turning HOV Lanes Into HOT Lanes
Surprisingly, the percentage of Torontonias against turning HOV lanes into HOT is low. A Mainstreet Technologies poll shows only 51% of Torontonians are against the idea of turning HOV lanes into HOT lanes. While more than half of 2,400 respondents disapproved the idea, 43% are in favor of HOT lanes. Opposition against HOT lanes were strongest in North York and Etobicoke. On separate issue, 59% of Torontonians support Premier Wynne’s proposal of setting up a new Ontario Pension Plan. Only 27% reject it.
Malaysia Confirms Plane Debris Is From Flight MH370
We’re hearing this morning that more plane debris has been found in the same area where a piece of a plane wing was found last week off Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Malaysia’s Prime Minister says that the piece found is from the Malaysia Airlines Jet MH370, which vanished 17 months ago with 239 people aboard, including two Canadians. However, French, American and Australian officials have stopped short of confirming the piece from the missing plane.
Harper Says No To ‘Netflix Tax’
PM Stephen Harper showing off his digital media skills, using Twitter to let everyone know he’s an avid Netflix user. As a matter of fact he likes it so much, he’s not going to tax you for it. On the heels of the federal debate, the PM produced a short video on his Twitter account to let everyone know his love for “Breaking Bad” and that he’s 100% opposed to taxing any video streaming service. Meanwhile the other parties are not sure what the hubub is about as they have never suggested they would tax such services. Harper does reference “some politicians” saying that “they have even called on us to introduce a ‘Netflix tax.’” Harper claims that both Trudeau and Mulcair “have left the door wide open” to the introduction of a Netflix tax. In response representatives of both the NDP and Liberal party categorically deny the suggestion that their respective leaders had proposed such a tax.
Toronto Hosts The First of Federal Leaders Debates
It’s likely the economy will be front and centre when the four major party leaders meet in Toronto for the first federal debate. PM Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will face off on a number of topics including energy, the environment, democracy, foreign policy, and security. The format of the session is sketchy, but it’s likely to include individual question and answer periods, free discussion and final statements. Speaking order of the candidates will be decided in a draw. Although Harper is expected to be the target of many verbal attacks, many observers believe it’s Thomas Mulcair’s performance many will be keen to see. MacLean’s magazine are the hosts of this debate. Past debates have been hosted by a consortium from the major networks. The other planned debates are The Globe and Mail on Sept. 17, the University of Toronto’s Munk Debates and French network TVA on Oct. 5.