Alberta turned its liquor stores over to private retailers 25 years ago

Today, there are more workers in more stores selling more products to Albertans at prices that are generally lower than they are in other parts of Canada.

The local brewing and distilling industry is larger as well, selling its craft beers, wines and liquor in Alberta and in other provinces.

And the government is making more money, too.

A new paper from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies says the government-owned liquor stores in Atlantic Canada are worth more than five billion dollars.

Imagine what would happen if the governments in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador followed the example from Alberta.