Originally published on the DaninOttawa.com site on November 21, 2012.
OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2012 – Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas congratulates the Province of Nova Scotia for introducing new legislation today that will put in place regulations that will allow Nova Scotia residents to directly import 100 per cent locally grown and produced Canadian wine into Nova Scotia for personal use.
“This is an exciting day for the British Columbia wine industry as there will soon be another Canadian Province opening the doors in support of the inter-Provincial movement of wine” said Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas “As a Parliamentarian it is exciting to see Provincial Governments following the true spirit of my Private Members Bill in recognizing the economic benefits of increased trade in wine that supports our local economies and the Canadian wine industry as whole”
Nova Scotia is an emerging wine region reporting wine sales of $13.3 million in 2011, a 65 per cent increase from 2001. Bill C-311 Received Royal Assent in June of 2012.
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