Weed store proposed for same location Ontario premier denounced as ‘ridiculous’

‘During last year’s Ontario election, now-Premier Doug Ford was firm about one detail of the Liberal plan for government-run cannabis stores.

One specific store planned for a western Scarborough strip mall about a 400-metre walk from the local public school was far too close.

In early May 2018, during the provincial election campaign, he brought it up in a televised debate.

“I won’t put [cannabis retail] beside schools like you did,” he told then-premier Kathleen Wynne. “It was beside a school on your watch.”

After he was elected premier, before details of the new PC government’s plan to sell legal weed was announced, he hammered the point again.’

By Patrick Cain
National Online Journalist, News- Global News
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