Global News: CICC CEO on new Saskatchewan vape regulations
We’re not asking to be able to sell hundreds of flavours of vape. We know that there are a few select flavours that we know our adult smoking customers, who choose to make that transition, want to be able to buy.
CICC’s Federal Pre-Budget Submission
The Convenience Industry Council of Canada presented our pre-budget submission on behalf of our members advocating for ongoing support through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The measures outlined in our submission will help ensure the recovery of Canada’s convenience industry. Read our submission here.
CICC President & CEO on Radio Canada: getting beer in Ontario c-stores
Ahead of Ontario’s Spring Budget (March 24, 2021), CICC President & CEO, Anne Kothawala joined Radio-Canada’s Mathieu Simard on our continued advocacy to get beverage alcohol in Ontario convenience stores. Listen to the clip here (in French).
Regulated Gas & COVID-19 impact create significant cost burden for Atlantic Canada convenience retailers
Gasoline regulation Retail gasoline pricing is in Atlantic Canada is unique as gas prices are regulated. Regulation is supposed to reduce price volatility, but in March when the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the dire effects of the global oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia, the result was a rapid decrease in
Government Relations Update
It’s been an intensive month across the country for the CICC government relations team. From small municipalities like Lunenburg, to speaking engagements in Yellowknife, the issues and pace have been unrelenting. Starting west and moving east, below is a by no means exhaustive roundup of some of the key government relations activities undertaken in the