AGLC can’t mandate whether liquor and cannabis retailers should close amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the state of public health emergency continues in Alberta, it looks like residents may still be able to access liquor and wine stores amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.

On Wednesday, Prince Edward Island announced, effective Thursday afternoon, liquor and cannabis stores in that province would close as the province announced all non-essential services would close down.

According to Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis, the same may not happen here.

“Liquor and cannabis retail stores are not impacted at this time,” Heather Holmen with AGLC said in a statement.

“In Alberta, retail liquor and cannabis stores are independently owned and operated. It is at the discretion of licensees/owners to make decisions that best serve their businesses.”

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