The government has raised concerns for the public's safety after liquor sales at agency stores' popularity hit the Island a year ago.
The president of the P.E.I. Union of Public Sector Employees said there's a huge difference in safety when people have the proper training.
"Government-run liquor commission stores have special training to ID people under age and under the influence," said Debbie Bovyer.
She's seen instances where persons who looked under 25 were not asked for ID, which is their policy, and said the stores have fewer checks and balances for safety.
"We're saying they're there to make a profit for the owners. Alcohol is better run in stores where government agencies have a responsibility to protect the public's safety," she said.
She said they have tighter control but the agency stores offer convenience and sometimes better pricing for the public.
"It's better than going all the way into town for a fellow who lives out in the country," said a customer of Mel's Convenience Store.
"It's good for my convenience, but I buy it from both stores," said another customer.
Bovyer said it's concerning for alcohol to be in a child's eye view but customers said it's not a concern for them.
Another concern Bovyer had was profit.
In the past year liquor commission stores sold less than expected.
"We want to prevent further erosion with liquor stores," she said.