"If we can #FreeTheBeer by removing internal trade barriers, we can also create jobs and create growth in our economy without adding debt."
I was on Power & Politics last night too. Skip to the 19:00 minute mark to see: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/power-and-politics-1.3608262
May 30, 2016
Free The Beer!
This morning I delivered a press conference in the House of Commons to urge the Liberals to bring the New Brunswick beer case to the Supreme Court of Canada. We need to test if the limits on inter-provincial alcohol sales are constitutional.
"This is not only important in having the potential to free the beer for Canadians, but more importantly has the potential to open our internal economy for Canadian producers. People want to buy Canadian and it should not be easier for a winery in B.C. to sell directly to Asia than to Ontario, as is the case today."
My Private Member's Bill back in 2012 freed the grapes when it lifted the federal regulations against interprovincial wine sales, and so now we must #FreeTheBeer
Trying to get the Government to come around on free trade of beer, wine, and spirits - not quite there but making progress!
I've been reading CES Franks' The Parliament of Canada. Here is one quote that stood out to me - especially this week:
There are 4 essential functions of parliament in the Canadian system: