System Glitch To Blame For LCBO Shortage: President

Patience being preached when it comes to alcohol no shows

Patience being preached when it comes to alcohol shortages at LCBO’s across the province.

George Soleas, President of the LCBO, says ongoing delivery delays aren’t an inventory problem and that systems should be back to normal in two to three weeks.

The system glitch resulted in delivery delays for retail outlet and wholesale customer product orders and a depletion of stock.

Meantime OPSEU President Warren “Smokey” Thomas is calling for the dismissal of Carmine Nigro, the chair of the LCBO board, saying that employees warned the agency “many, many times” about the new management system.

He also says Nigro, who was appointed by Premier Doug Ford’s government in April, “lacks relevant experience.”

In response the Soleas called the union president’s comments “inflammatory” and said they do a disservice to his members.