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Dec07The iPhone is Apparently the Craft Beer Industry’s Biggest Threat
Posted: 12/7/2018 4:00:28 PM The craft beer industry is seeing competition from an unexpected opponent: the iPhone.

Dec07Provincial Government Announces Changes to Support a Modern Alcoholic Beverage Industry in Newfoundland and Labrador
Posted: 12/7/2018 3:51:03 PM The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC), today announced several changes to...

Nov28Alberta declares beer trade fight with Ontario over access to liquor stores
Posted: 11/28/2018 4:29:41 PM The Alberta government is opening a new front in the Canadian beer war by targeting Ontario for what it says are its unfair trade barriers to Alberta suds and other alcoholic products.

Nov28No more beer shortages? Bigger tax breaks could mean boosts for craft producers
Posted: 11/28/2018 4:22:58 PM The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced new tax breaks Monday for craft beverage producers, saying it is committed to making business easier for the growing industry.

Nov14NSLC reports earnings down slightly in Q2
Posted: 11/14/2018 2:55:22 PM During the same quarter last year, the NSLC reported net earnings of $70.8 million on total sales of $176.8 million.

Oct31Province modernizes its liquor rules
Posted: 10/31/2018 9:01:17 AM Changes are coming to the province’s liquor regulations for restaurants, bars and hotels.

Oct16Cannabis in Nova Scotia and how you can go about buying it online
Posted: 10/16/2018 12:46:15 PM With just one week to go before the first legal weed Wednesday, the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) has announced what online cannabis sales are going to look like.

Oct16Quebec cannabis plan leaves opening for organized crime
Posted: 10/16/2018 12:43:34 PM Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested Saturday morning the incoming Quebec government’s plan to raise the legal age for smoking cannabis to 21 could leave an opening for organized crime.

Oct10With a 'new NAFTA' deal, B.C.'s protectionist wine policy ends, too
Posted: 10/10/2018 10:23:34 AM How an issue about grocery-store shelf space in one of Canada's provinces found its way into USMCA talks and, ultimately, the agreement itself.

Oct01Could Ontario privatise LCBO?
Posted: 10/1/2018 3:35:08 PM The parlous financial state of Ontario has led to the suggestion that the local government generate money by selling off provincial business enterprises including liquor monopoly LCBO.

Sep24Let it flow: U.S. winemakers say no NAFTA without Canada
Posted: 9/24/2018 9:29:50 AM Add American winemakers to the list of businesses opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement in favour of a bilateral deal with Mexico.

Sep24Why winemakers worried about free trade with the U.S.
Posted: 9/24/2018 9:20:11 AMThirty-one years ago, many winemakers across the country feared that free trade with the United States could drain away their livelihood.

Sep24Loblaws poised to enter Sask. liquor market after Oct. 8
Posted: 9/24/2018 9:17:03 AM New private liquor retailers, including grocery giant Loblaws, will soon be able to enter the Saskatchewan market. This is because a two year moratorium on selling retail permits ends on Oct. 8.

Sep24How does Alberta hold its liquor? In this mammoth new warehouse in St. Albert
Posted: 9/24/2018 9:11:18 AM A new $142-million liquor distribution centre in St. Albert is large enough to hold 70,000 pallets of alcohol products.a

Sep17N.B. Liberals promise to modernize liquor laws, expand where alcohol can be sold
Posted: 9/17/2018 10:29:36 AM New Brunswick’s Liberal Party says it’ll modernize the province’s liquor laws and expand the sale of beer, wine and alcohol to retail outlets like convenience stores if re-elected later this month.

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