Originally published on the DaninOttawa.com site on April 7, 2012
During the study of Bill C-311 at the Standing Committee on Finance, there were a number of points raised during the testimony of industry experts, and subsequently a lot of commentary in the media since the completion of the review of the bill. While the proposed amendment in Bill C-311 to the 1928 prohibition era "Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act" is a relatively minor one, it certainly has created a lot of discussion about what effects this private member's bill might have. For those of you who are interested in hearing what people are saying about the Bill, I have listed some of the links below...
Video "Booze History"- Sun News
Article "Wine lovers protest provincial border rules"- CBC News
Videos & Article "Wine lovers rally against cross- border sales ban"- CTV News
Article "MP wants to pour provincial wine restrictions down the drain"- Vancouver Sun
Article "Free our wine"- Ottawa Citizen
Article "Bill to remove provincial barriers on wine gaining traction in Parliament"- Penticton Western News
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