> THE BU­REAU­CRACY OF BUY­ING BOOZE

Toronto Star - - INSIGHT - Source: LCBO

1927: Per­mit books used for or­der­ing 1957: Per­mit books started to be re­placed by an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion-card sys­tem

1961: On­tar­i­ans were per­mit­ted to buy liquor with­out per­mits or iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cards (proof of age was still re­quired) 1969: First self-serve store where no or­der had to be writ­ten down on an or­der form 1993: Last counter-ser­vice store where orders had to be writ­ten down on an or­der form

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