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Following up on an item in my most recent newsletter, there is an excellent article on the current state of Canadian wine shipping laws in today's Globe and Mail. Beppi Crosariol provides an update on efforts to reform our archaic prohibition era laws. At the present time, the Canadian Vintners Association is attempting to convince CALJ (the Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions - i.e. the provincial liquor boards) that reform is in everyone's best interest. In my view, reform is imperative at this time. The current Canadian laws are susceptible to challenge on numerous legal grounds and it is in both the industry's best interest and consumers' best interests for the system to be reformed.