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OPHA Media Release: Ontario’s alcohol plan spells risks to health

July 6, 2023

The Ontario Public Health Association is pleased to share our media release, titled “How Ontario’s potential plan to make it easier for consumers to buy alcohol would be bad for your health”. With this media release, the OPHA outlines our concerns as they pertain to health and the research that supports them. The bottom line is that research shows that taking measures like expanding accessibility or lowering prices have significant negative consequences to the health and well-being of people.

Read the release here.

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CityNews – The Mike Farwell show

News Talk 1010 – John Atkinson, executive director of the Ontario Public Health Association, on opposition to the Ford Government moving ahead with its plan to sell beer in corner stores.

CTV News – Ontario quietly moving ahead with convenience store beer sales