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Extended hours for alcohol sales in Ontario begins today, government says

WATCH: Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Twitter the extended hours have taken effect on Sunday. 

The Ford government announced Sunday that it has extended the hours that alcohol sales can be made throughout Ontario.

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli announced on Twitter the extended hours have taken effect.

“Starting today, LCBO stores (including agency stores), The Beer Store, authorized grocery stores and off-site winery retail stores can sell alcohol between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. seven days a week,” Fedeli said.

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The government previously announced its plans to extend its sale hours in its fall economic statement last month.

The extended hours do not necessarily mean that all stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., but they are now legally permitted to be open during those hours.

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WATCH: Finance Minister Vic Fedeli elaborates on the PC government’s fall economic plan to extend the hours of stores that sell alcohol, such as the LCBO.

Finance Minister Fedeli outlines Ontario’s plan to extend hours of LCBO stores
Finance Minister Fedeli outlines Ontario’s plan to extend hours of LCBO stores