“Vodka Rebellion” begins as US and Canada bars remove Russian alcohol from its menu

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North American liquor stores and bars are pulling Russian vodka off their shelves in solidarity with Ukraine. 

On Friday, Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, directed the provincial’s Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to remove all Russian vodka from stores. 

“Ontario joins Canada’s allies in condemning the Russian government’s act of aggression against the Ukrainian people, and will direct the LCBO to withdraw all products produced in Russia from store shelves,” Bethlenfalvy said. 

Fox News reports LCBO will remove Russian liquor and other products from 700 stores across the province. 

However, some people question LCBO’s move because “the inventory is already paid for. The LCBO is the only one who suffers while they store this paid inventory. The easiest answer is to stop any future purchases.” 

Some question if Canada is willing to ban Russian vodka imports, why not energy products?