The P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission is planning to check up on liquor retailers with a new mystery shopper program.
The commission has issued a request for proposals looking for someone to co-ordinate the program, which would make more than 200 visits to liquor stores over the course of a year.
"It's important that we know where we stand with both our customer service, and also given the fact that the availability of liquor through both our liquor stores and now agency stores is more widespread, there's a very serious social responsibility component and we feel that needs to be addressed as well," said director of corporate services Jamie MacLeod
The details are still being worked out, but MacLeod said the mystery shopper program will likely involve those who are 19 or older, but don't necessarily look it, trying to buy liquor to see whether they're asked for ID.
A smaller program two years ago identified problems, he said, which have since been addressed through training.