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Apr14Full speed ahead for liquor privatization
Posted: 4/14/2016 2:33:18 PMPeople don’t need the government’s help to buy or sell a beer.

Apr13Ottawa's planning commission to consider allowing micro-alcohol production
Posted: 4/13/2016 10:12:14 AMMicro-alcohol production could bubble up in Ottawa.

Apr12P.E.I. Liquor Control Act change could help microbreweries
Posted: 4/12/2016 11:12:28 AM The P.E.I. cabinet has approved a change to the Liquor Control Act that could help some microbreweries.

Mar23Liquor Bags To Feature Student's Powerful Message Against Impaired Driving
Posted: 3/23/2016 11:51:25 PM A Grade 6 student from Tofield School east of Edmonton has won an Alberta liquor bag design contest with a powerful message against impaired driving.

Mar23Alberta liquor stores contemplating pot sales
Posted: 3/23/2016 11:38:05 PM The association for liquor stores in Alberta, like this one in Edmonton, says its members are contemplating the idea of selling pot — if legalized.

Mar21B.C. considers allowing booze in public
Posted: 3/21/2016 11:15:21 AM The B.C. government is seeking input from municipalities and police on a little-known — and never used — provision of B.C.’s current liquor laws, which allows local governments to designate public ar...

Mar13Province has new plan to tackle Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Posted: 3/13/2016 10:02:03 AM The Ontario government is set to announce the province’s first strategy to combat Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – a strategy expected to include a massive education effort aimed at would-be ...

Mar09Quebec backtracks on refusal to help legalize marijuana
Posted: 3/9/2016 12:18:27 PM Carlos Leitao initially said his government wanted nothing to do with selling marijuana and that Ottawa should figure out on its own how to distribute pot on Quebec territory.

Mar09Keep Manitoba liquor sales public, campaign says
Posted: 3/9/2016 10:11:59 AM A campaign to keep the sale of liquor public in Manitoba is being launched Monday — and it's no coincidence that it's happening in the middle of an election campaign.

Mar04Vancouver lawyer Mark Hicken says court case may ferment changes to liquor laws in Canada
Posted: 3/4/2016 9:48:06 AM The B.C. wine industry has a great interest in a New Brunswick court case that may be decided in the spring. Its outcome and possible subsequent rulings from higher courts could spell the difference ...

Feb25Drinking awareness campaign launched
Posted: 2/25/2016 12:04:37 PMThe Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is promoting responsible drinking among young adults following the death of 18-year-old Grande Prairie resident Brady Grattan. The New Brunswick-born man died ...

Feb17Sask. government refutes liquor privatization claims in think tank's report
Posted: 2/17/2016 2:33:59 PM A new report from a left-leaning think tanktakes issuewith the Saskatchewan government's proposal to privatize some of its publicliquor retail stores.

Feb17Quebec wants nothing to do with selling marijuana: finance minister
Posted: 2/17/2016 2:32:35 PM Quebec wants nothing to do with selling marijuana, Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said Thursday, adding Ottawa can't force the province to help set up a distribution network if and when pot is legali...

Jan29LCBO raises funds for Traffic Injury Research Foundation
Posted: 1/29/2016 11:16:35 AM Starting January 31, the public can help support Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) by making a donation at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for TIRF wil...

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