Government Relations

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.

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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).

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COVID-19 Shutdown of Illegal Tobacco Manufacturing and Sale Leads to Spike in Legal Cigarette Sales

COVID-19 Shutdown of Illegal Tobacco Manufacturing and Sale Leads to Spike in Legal Cigarette Sales Minimum $50 Million Tax Windfall in June 2020 Reveals the High Costs of Illegal Tobacco December 14, 2020 — A new study conducted for the Convenience Industry Council of Canada (CICC) by Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has revealed the extent

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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

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Convenient in good times… essential in tough times

At a time when we each face so many extra challenges in our daily lives, a little convenience goes a long way. That’s why convenience stores across Canada are there for you now with the essentials you need, when you need them most. Thanks to the dedication of our staff, our doors will stay open.

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