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Ontario Cannabis Store appoints interim president and CEO


September 29, 2020
By The Canadian Press

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The Ontario Cannabis Store says Thomas Haig has been appointed interim president and chief executive.

The provincial cannabis distributor says Haig was chosen because of his experience in retail and logistics that he earned while in key positions at Hudson’s Bay Co., Zellers, Giant Tiger and Danier.

Haig succeeds Cal Bricker, who took a leave from being the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s senior vice-president of horse racing to lead the OCS a year ago.

The OCS says Bricker is moving on from his role at the organization, but did not specify what he has planned next.

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In the coming months, Haig will oversee distribution to new retail stores.

He will also lead the OCS as it closes its Oakville distribution centre to make way for a new one in Guelph that can support a wider range of products and innovation.