Here is the latest on issues related to Bill C-311 (the inter-provincial wine shipping law amendment):

  • Bill C-311 was passed by the Senate on Monday evening, June 18th. Once again, the vote was unanimous ... indicating the tremendous level of support that there is for this Bill at the federal level.
  • It is expected that Bill C-311 will obtain royal assent and become law at some point next week.
  • A new BC regulation has appeared (apparently there were "delays" at the Queen's Printer) which relates to this matter. The new regulation creates legal authority for the "in-person" importations previously announced that were thought to be "policy" only. However, I am expecting that this regulation will be either rescinded or changed prior to Bill C-311 obtaining royal assent.
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