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Thursday, February 24, 2011

One more video...

Sorry to be deluging you with videos this week, but this one's short, and well-worth watching. It's Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty -- who has his own YouTube channel --responding to a constituent's question about conditions at The Beer Stores. McGuinty points out that they are not a government function (the confusion is understandable; TBS is damned near a sanctioned monopoly, and Ontario's wine and spirits monopoly, the LCBO, is government-owned), but then he adds that one of the things he would "encourage you to do -- encourage everybody -- is to seek out some of those really interesting and tasty craft beers that are being brewed right here in Ontario."

Really. He does, and seems genuinely enthused about it. Nice. It's less than a minute; check it out. Because, you know, I'd encourage you to do the same thing!

1 comment:

Alan said...

Very interesting. As I have always said about politics up here in Canada, you can utterly ban or fully introduce hanging, prostitution, dope smoking, low entry mortgages or any other part of life but no politician would ever dare say anything bad about beer.