Jun15Problems brewing for budget bill as senators take aim at annual alcohol tax hikes
Posted: 6/15/2017 4:37:19 PM Federal budget increases excise duty on alcohol by 2% a year, to rise annually in perpetuity in Canada.
May31Ontario to slash alcohol licensing fees for small, independent grocers
Posted: 5/31/2017 2:11:26 PMOntario has announced a plan to reduce the regulatory fees paid by small, independent grocers to sell alcohol by $2,000 per year, representing 66 per cent in savings.  
May03Two Nunavut communities decide beer and wine store future Monday
Posted: 5/3/2017 2:05:45 PMVoters in two of Nunavut’s largest communities will decide Monday if there will be a beer and wine store in each of the communities.
May03LCBO recalls Bombay gin with alcohol almost double 40% on label
Posted: 5/3/2017 2:02:21 PMThe Liquor Control Board of Ontario is recalling 1.14-litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin because the incorrect alcohol content is shown on the label.
May03Canadians spent $22.1B on alcohol last year, StatsCan says
Posted: 5/3/2017 1:54:50 PMCanada remains a nation of beer lovers, but wine and spirits are becoming almost as popular as brew.
Apr07New cross-Canada trade deal will set the stage for a national marijuana market
Posted: 4/7/2017 2:50:15 PMGovernments across Canada will unveil an internal-trade agreement Friday designed to not only knock down domestic business barriers, but also lay the groundwork for talks to eventually establish a cro...
Mar31Legalizing marijuana will hurt Canadian alcohol sales, study predicts
Posted: 3/31/2017 3:43:55 PMThe legalization of marijuana may cut into beer and other alcohol sales across Canada, a study by the firm Deloitte says.
Mar31Feds Not Just Blowing Smoke: Recreational Marijuana to be Legal by July 1, 2018
Posted: 3/31/2017 3:23:57 PMLess than twenty-four hours after being called out by a candidate for the leadership of the NDP, CBC News has reported that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government plans on introducing legi...
Mar24'Devastating blow' for spirits sector in Canada Federal Budget
Posted: 3/24/2017 6:01:13 PMSpirits Canada says it is 'shocked and dismayed' at an immediate increase in the federal excise duty for spirits, saying that manufacturers in the country already bear one of the highest tax burdens f...
Posted: 3/24/2017 5:54:47 PMIn late spring 2017, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will begin rolling  out online services in multiple phases and liquor manufacturers will be among the first to benefit.

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