Liquor store sales rise in March as Canadians hunker down at home to wait out the pandemic
Long lines. Shoppers, many of them wearing masks, standing two metres apart.
Is it worth the risk of community interaction during a deadly pandemic just to load up on booze?
The answer for some Canadians, it would seem, is yes.
As with sales of groceries, medications and other goods, alcohol sales increased across the country in March as people stockpiled bottles to prepare for a long isolation through the COVID-19 outbreak.