While Ford ran on the promise of buck-a-beer, what he really promised was to lower the minimum price that people are allowed to sell beer at to a dollar. This doesn't guarantee that retailers will sell it at that price and Ford can't force them to either.
On a Reddit thread Ontariansfurtherexplain what Doug Ford really promised to do and why in the grand scheme of things it doesn't add up to much.
As explained Ford promised to lower the floor price of beers in Ontario. While that is a promise he could stick to, the lowest possible price to sell alcohol at currently in Ontario is already at $1.15. Meaning he wouldn't lower it by much.
Despite that, the LCBO and other retailers still sell alcohol at higher prices, indicating that even if the floor price was lowered, beer would still sell at the same prices it does now.
"We have committed to donating excess doses," Anand responded, before adding that Justin Trudeau and Health Minister Patty Hajdu had spoken on the issue previously.
She said Canada's leading officials are "on the same page in terms of the need to donate excess doses that Canadians aren't using," adding that the feds are "thinking of all of the options relating to any excess doses."