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Nova Scotia to Permit DTC Wine Shipping

The Nova Scotia government has announced that it will make legislative or regulatory changes sometime "this fall" that will follow the spirit of Bill C-311 and permit direct to consumer shipments of wine from other provinces to Nova Scotia wine consumers (see: Nova Scotia to Taste Wine Freedom). There are differing views of which provinces currently permit DTC shipments: see the FreeMyGrapes site for more information which includes my analysis. However, in summary, it is my view that DTC shipments are currently permitted by the laws of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. If Nova Scotia acts, then 5 out of 10 provinces will be open for DTC shipping which is tremendous progress given that Bill C-311 was only passed in June of this year.