Union To Picket At Tecumseh Mall

A display of local Essex County wines is seen at the LCBO in this file photo from 1 February 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

A display of local Essex County wines is seen at the LCBO in this file photo from 1 February 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(WINDSOR, ON) – Members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union plan to stage what they’re calling an information picket on Saturday outside the LCBO store in Windsor at the east end Tecumseh Mall.

The picket is one of many the union is organizing in the province to protest the continuing expansion of alcohol sales by grocery stores. The latest store in Windsor to offer alcohol is the Food Basics on Huron Church Road.

According to Jennifer Van Zetten, president of OPSEU Local 162, the provincial government, led by premier Kathleen Wynne, has allowed 210 retailers to sell alcohol. This move by the province, Van Zetten says, has resulted in, “… a whole lot of money going to private pockets rather than public coffers. Premier Wynne has to be stopped. She’s destroying the province’s single biggest generator of revenue.”

Van Zetten did not provide a detailed accounting of the amount of money now changing hands.

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