Nothing could be further from the truth . The real and actual reason that the LCBO is deemed essential and allowed to stay open is the fact that being government run they are a cash cow for the coffers of the province .
It has nothing to do whatsoever with alcoholics and withdrawals or clogging up hospitals . It has everything to do though with the steady overflowing revenue stream it provides the province that deems it a so called "essential" service .
The same goes for the dope business especially now that the government has figured out how to get their fingers in it by apparently running it and so called controlling it by putting up their own pot shops on every corner .
This narrative that the Government is so concerned about addiction as being the reason that booze and dope are essential services is absolutely laughable.
The only addiction here is the governments and their addiction to cash revenue .