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Jun17LCBO net sales hit record $5.57 billion in 2015-16, delivers 22nd consecutive increase on dividend
Posted: 6/17/2016 11:39:00 AM LCBO's focus on excellence in the customer experience, expense management and operational efficiency has contributed to another record year.

Jun17New AMA Policy Calls for Ban on Powdered Alcohol American Medical Association
Posted: 6/17/2016 11:32:05 AMWith concerns mounting from physicians and public health advocates nationwide about the health dangers associated with powdered alcohol, the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted policy dur...

May26Saskatchewan introduces bill to privatize liquor stores
Posted: 5/26/2016 2:11:32 PM  Saskatchewan is bringing in new legislation to allow 40 government-owned liquor stores to be sold and 12 new private stores created.

May09No decision on whether to appeal NB cross-border liquor ruling, gov’t says
Posted: 5/9/2016 11:13:06 AMThe New Brunswick government says their hands are tied in the wake of a judge’s ruling that allowed the inter-provincial transportation of alcohol from Quebec, and that they must await a decision on w...

May01Liquor Board of Ontario launches Buffalo advertising campaign to lure Americans
Posted: 5/1/2016 11:26:54 PMThe Liquor Board of Ontario is trying something it hasn't attempted in more than a decade. 

May01New Brunswick judge throws out cross-border booze limits
Posted: 5/1/2016 11:23:09 PMA New Brunswick judge has ruled the province's restrictions on bringing alcohol into the province for personal use violate the Constitution's free-trade provisions.

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.

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