Ford’s fuzzy math
The Editor, Re: The Glengarry Muse, “Ontario May Soon Grow Up,” (June 12); I have a few questions you may be able to answer or Jim (always agrees with Ford) McDonell can answer.
According to Ford’s advanced Math we will have 450 stores selling beer. They claim this will create 9,100 jobs. If the jobs are in the store that's about 20 new hires per store. The store will be crowded. Please explain where the 9,100 jobs will be. 1) Where will the stores get their beer? What happens to the empties?
2) If a customer appears drunk and wishes to buy a case what does the store owner do, sell or not sell?
3) If I'm sitting at home and need a case of beer and go to the local grocery store rather than the beer store how does this increase beer sales as predicted by Ford? 4) When will Ontario reduce the price of a case of beer? 5) What happened to the 10-cent-a-litre price reduction promised? Stores will be easy marks for some beer drinkers who are looking for free beer. When I look at Ford and some of the mean-spirited cuts and stupid policies I think the policies are made by buck a beer bozos at a tail gate party on the back of a manure spreader.
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