kwjd wrote:If you think they serve the average beer drinker well, you should go accross the boarder and see how cheap the cases of Labatt Blue are. The LCBO sets the price floor for beer as a part of "social responsibility" (ie. people are too stupid, we need to raise prices to protect them from themselves even though alcohol sales are fairly inelastic)
I more sort of meant that the average Ontario beer drinker's needs are met in a satisfactory fashion by the LCBO and The Beer Store, and these people would probably not join in this type of protest.
When it comes to price, I've never bothered to look for myself, but I'll take your word for it that Labatt Blue is cheaper in the states. Conversely though, a six pack of Labatt Blue in New Zealand works out to about $20 CDN, about twice what it costs in Ontario. Beer prices there are insanely high. And within Canada a 12 pack of Molson Canadian goes for around $24 in Alberta. It's $19.95 at The Beer Store. So it could be better but it could be worse. In either case I'm assuming that the point of this protest isn't for lower beer prices but rather for more and better beer choices in Ontario. And I fear those of us who want this are in a vast minority.