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LCBO "Policy" Permits Personal Interprovincial Wine Transport

The LCBO has announced a "policy" that will permit consumers to personally transport alcohol into Ontario in limited quantities. The liquor board says that they will allow consumers to bring up to 3 L of spirits, 9 L of wine and 24.6 L of beer into the province so long as the alcohol is carried in "on their person" and is for personal consumption. The "in person" requirement will still prevent Canadian wineries from shipping direct to their customers in other provinces. I expect other provinces will follow along on this initiative as the liquor boards are trying to quell the public's distaste for Canada's 90 year old post-prohibition laws which prevent all inter-provincial movement of alcohol except to liquor boards. I'll provide further analysis and comment on this development shortly.