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Consumers Group Tries to Change DTC Shipping Laws

A new group of Canadian wine consumers, the Alliance of Canadian Wine Consumers, has launched a facebook page and a web site with the goal of reforming Canadian liquor laws so as to permit the shipment of limited quantities of wine from Canadian wineries to consumers in other provinces for personal use. At the present time, the shipment of wine across provincial borders is prohibited by an archaic post-prohibition law passed in 1928 (see earlier article for details). The new site at encourages consumers to write or email their elected representatives at both the federal and provincial levels and ask for legal reform. The site also recognizes \”heroes\” who are working to support these changes … the first being Kelowna-Lake Country MP, Ron Cannan, who is supporting the movement.

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