A few days ago, some newspapers in Saskatchewan displayed the following headline. “In future liquor stores will be private.” It follows that the profits from liquor sales will also be private.
Feb. 21, 2009, the Regina Leader Post reported the profits from liquor sales at that time were $173 million per year. With an increasing population, I expect profits could now be near $200 million per year.
What a missed opportunity. My guess would be Saskatchewan could go some distance down the road to eliminating those degrading food banks with the $200 million. Could it be Premier Wall would rather see a few unionized liquor store employees lose their jobs (Unionized employees are a pet peeve for Premier Wall).
It is not too late to do the right thing rather than stuffing those millions into the pockets of those that are doing well as it is.
Henry Neufeld - Waldeck