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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 [...]

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Claim the night

With support from WorkSafeBC, the WCSA is developing a new online safety training program for late night retail operations and employees working alone. The program will be freely available for members and we are excited about it’s upcoming launch.

The WCSA has developed an extensive employee safety program that incorporates proven practices developed across the convenience store [...]

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Convenience stores applaud Manitoba Government for shutting down illegal smoke shacks

WINNIPEG, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Western Convenience Stores Association (WCSA) today commended the Government of Manitoba for protecting the public and especially minors by shutting down a smoke shack selling illegal, contraband cigarettes, and taking steps to allow themselves to quickly shut down any smoke shacks in the future.

"We're pleased that the government has taken swift [...]

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The manufacture and sale of contraband tobacco puts people at risk due to its association with organized crime, and it deprives the public purse of potential revenue from lawful tobacco sales. It has also put many honest retailers out of business in Central Canada. We are working to ensure it doesn’t expand in the west.

As retailers, we must do our part to ensure the legal sale of age [...]