In this week’s Northfield News, there’s a Letter to the Editor from Victoria Schlecht in opposition to the City selling liquor via its Municipal Liquor Store.
I’m not necessarily opposed to the City selling liquor but I thought I’d highlight one of her arguments (italics mine):
The whole issue became clear to me when I tried to explain the idea to my children. In school they learn the evils of all kinds of drug use, including alcohol. They learn the role of government in their lives. To hear the message that drinking alcohol can cause problems in life, and then hear that their government is in the business of selling this substance makes about as much sense as a city-sponsored fundraiser selling cigarettes in Bridge Square.
Victoria, the Muni (city-sponsored) sells cigarettes every day but Sunday from its location (Bridge Square), making a profit for the city budget ($5,000 yearly fundraiser).
I’d really be interested to hear what your children have to say when you tell them this.