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Illegal Tobacco Study, British Columbia May 2014


Convenience store owners and operators across Western Canada have begun to express growing concern regarding the increase in the sales of contraband tobacco and the resulting impact on their businesses, including the loss of ancillary product sales. But the scourge of contraband tobacco goes beyond the impact of your neighbourhood corner store. Government [...]

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The WCSA's Submission for British Columbia's Liquor Policy Review

It’s time for BC corner stores to carry beer and wine. Here are just some of the reasons why:

· It will create new investment in the province, and jobs.
· It will support local brewers and vintners.
· B.C. convenience stores have the best record nationally for age testing according to Health Canada (even better than government liquor stores).
· B.C [...]

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WCSA partners with Parkland Fuel Corp

Thanks to Parkland Fuel Corp for its support for safety and it generous sponsorship of a program to help all convenience stores and gas stations meet the highest industry standards.

Following Saskatchewan’s new requirements for late night retailers (learn more), the WCSA plans to launch a recognition program for stores that [...]

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WCSA announces affiliation of five retail associations

On September 7 2012 The Western Convenience Stores Association signed an Affiliation Agreement with four other Canadian convenience store associations, thereby creating a common voice for convenience store retailers in Canada. The affiliation now includes the following organizations:

  • The Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA)
  • Assn Québecoise des Dépanneurs [...]

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A Win for the WCSA!

On November 7, 2012 The Honourable Don Morgan, Minister of Advanced Education and Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, announced the Saskatchewan’s decision to incorporate the convenience store industry’s proven practices into a new regulation designed to protect late night retail workers.

Prior to this announcement a Private Members Bill was calling for either the [...]