OPSBA in the Media – April 2018

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School board upset it wasn’t consulted on location of Guelph’s marijuana store
GuelphToday.com, Apr. 20, 2018
The Upper Grand District School Board is upset the board wasn’t consulted by the province or the city before deciding on a location for the retail marijuana outlet in Guelph.

Pot shop, or no pot shop?
Caledon Enterprise
(Metroland Media Group), Apr. 18, 2018

Where should we sell pot?
It’s a question the GTA’s school boards say they didn’t get asked, and now, according to statements from Premier Kathleen Wynne herself, the province will go back and seek consultation from school boards on the location of retail marijuana outlets.

Hamilton says province should keep pot shops away from schools, pedestrians and LRT
CBC News, Apr. 17, 2018
The city is hoping to keep provincial cannabis stores away from schools, day cares and detox centres and off of busy pedestrian streets.

Premier asks for community consultation on cannabis store locations
Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star, Apr. 16, 2018
Premier Kathleen Wynne is not sure how consultations on the province’s cannabis stores went to pot — but she’s now ordered that school boards have a say in where the outlets are located.

Wynne wants answers on Toronto cannabis store location near school
CBC Toronto (from the Canadian Press), Apr. 12, 2018
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is looking into how a decision was made to place one of the province’s first government-run cannabis stores less than a kilometre from a school, as school board officials say they were left out of the process.
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Ontario’s first four pot shops to be located in Toronto, Kingston, Guelph and Thunder Bay
Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star, Apr. 12, 2018
The province has announced the locations of its first four marijuana shops — including one in Toronto that will be located in a strip mall alongside a student tutoring service, a kids’ martial arts centre and a McDonald’s.