Was reading the Herald this morning and came accross the article written by Dan Leger titled “Liquor store lunacy: Time to privatize NSLC” and I wondered what makes this monopoly any different from any other?
So I decided I would email the Competition Commission for clarification (if they choose to answer, great! if they reply, I’ll post it here). This is what I sent into them:
“If monopolies are frowned upon and in most cases discouraged, Why are the provincial governments given a free pass? In Nova Scotia the government has a monopoly on alcohol, why is this? I would think this is not in the best interest of the consumer.
Can you clarify why this sort of monopoly is legal?”
What do you think?