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Federal Motion Proposes to Modernize Wine Shipping Laws

A bit of great news from Ottawa. Kelowna Lake Country MP, Ron Cannan, has tabled a motion in the House of Commons to end Canada\’s silly interprovincial wine shipping prohibition by creating a personal use exemption. It\’s about time … and please support this effort by telling your own MP that you strongly support it.

The motion reads as follows:

That, in the opinion of the House, the Canadian wine industry, the Canadian tourism industry and Canadian consumers would benefit from an amendment to the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act to allow any person to import, send, take or transport Canadian wine into any province or territory directly from a winery, liquor board, liquor commission or similar outlet for the sale of wine located in any other province or territory within Canada for consumption by that person and not for resale, further distribution, sale or for any use other than personal consumption.

CBC has now covered this story: Wine should flow across provincial borders

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