An opportunity to reform Canadian wine shipping laws (see earlier story: Canadian Wine Shipping Law Reform Comes Closer) was lost today when federal NDP members used up all of the allotted time for debate on the Bill and prevented a vote in the House of Commons. The sponsor of the reform Bill (C-311), Dan Albas, had implored the House to pass the Bill today in order to help the Canadian wine industry and Canadian wine consumers. Passage of the Bill would have amended the 80 year old post-prohibition law which prevents the shipment of wine between provinces for personal use. Unfortunately, due to the delay, the Bill will now likely be delayed until at least the Fall.

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