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Bill C311 Update

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 However, I am expecting that this regulation will be either rescinded or changed prior to Bill C-311 obtaining royal assent.

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