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Doug Ford hints at privatization of marijuana, alcohol sales

Doug Ford, leader of the Progressive Conservatives, says he's scrapping former leader Patrick Brown's playbook, though there is no formal policy document at this point.
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The new leader of Ontario's Opposition says if he becomes premier, he'd open up alcohol and marijuana sales to privatization.

Doug Ford, leader of the Progressive Conservatives, says he's scrapping former leader Patrick Brown's playbook, though there is no formal policy document at this point.

Ford tells 1310 NEWS, he wants to open up the sale of alcohol and marijuana to competition from private retailers.

"I don't like the government controlling anything, but with marijuana we have to be very careful," Ford told Mark Sutcliffe on Ottawa Today.

"I believe in free market. I always believe in letting the market dictate," Ford said.

Ford added that he wants to open up alcohol sales to even more retailers than those already approved to sell beer and wine.

Listen to Wednesday's full interview with Doug Ford here:




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