The report from the Beverage Alcohol System Review panel called for the province to get out of the booze business and to allow grocers and other large retailers to sell alcohol.
While alcohol sales generate about $1.5 billion annually for the province, the panel said another $200 million could be generated annually through the issuance of liquor sales licences.
If I understand Sorbara's thinking: selling the LCBO opens the door to competition, competition leads to lower prices, lower prices leads to less tax revenue.
Unless the government wants to encourage people to drink more. Not that I need more encouragement.