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SCC to Hear Comeau (Cross-Border Liquor) Appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has announced that it will hear an appeal of the Comeau case. This is the New Brunswick trial level decision that found provincial restrictions on the inter-provincial transport of alcohol to be unconstitutional. The case was first appealed to the NB Court of Appeal which declined to hear the appeal. However, the case will now head directly to the country\’s highest court where a ruling would create a national precedent on the issues. The case has the potential to change the landscape for the interprovincial shipment of alcohol in Canada and could also affect other interprovincial trade issues such as agricultural marketing boards. Globe coverage of the decision is here: Supreme Court to Hear Polarizing Border-Beer Case.

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