Had to dig this thread out of the dumpster. The Lcbo has taken the pandemic as an opportunity to reduce hours, limit access to stores, ban product returns, and keep the shelves out of stock. It reminds me of stories about people lining up for rations in Communist Russia.
Well today the Laird St Vintages raised its fist against 'social responsibility' and put a bunch of wines on sale at 20% off. They used to do 30% discounts but the politburo at head office has come down on them for doing that. Expect them to send the Laird St staff to the gulag for breaching policy.
Hours are back to normal here and shelves seem to be as stocked as usual. And I'm happy they are limiting access. Not happy though they they are limiting returns, though they let me return some unopened products. But the SAQ allows all returns as of last week.