In The News

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Mar06The Beer Store - Everything you need to know about Ontario's lucrative monopoly
Posted: 3/6/2015 9:36:26 AM It is one of the most unusual alcohol-retailing systems in the world: a highly lucrative private monopoly, owned by foreign corporations and protected from competition by the government.
Mar02Laws threaten $1B B.C. wine biz
Posted: 3/2/2015 9:56:00 AM A single black cloud hung over an otherwise sunny horizon as 25,000 people attended Vancouver International Wine Festival events last week. But it was huge - why is the B.C. government threatening th...
Feb25Canada among the world's top consumers of imported wine
Posted: 2/25/2015 10:17:53 AM A new Vinexpo report also says we'll drink less hard liquor by 2018, though tequila will be hot.
Feb09Beer Store threatens legal action to protect monopoly: Cohn
Posted: 2/9/2015 3:35:55 PM The Beer Store's foreign ownership has raised the prospect of lawsuits, or NAFTA trade complaints, if the government dilutes its quasi-monopoly.
Feb09Canadian Whisky Is Way Better Than You Think
Posted: 2/9/2015 3:24:44 PM Don Draper might have been onto something after all
Dec23New Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Chief Executive Officer
Posted: 12/23/2014 4:41:47 PM The Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation today announced the appointment of John Stinson as Chief Executive Officer, starting February 16, 2015.
Dec23As attitudes mellow, could legal pot be next?
Posted: 12/23/2014 4:39:44 PM Smoke it, toke it, vape it, eat it — marijuana, it seems, is going mainstream.
Dec23Manitobans will soon be able to make their own beer and wine at local retailers
Posted: 12/23/2014 9:42:56 AM Manitobans who enjoy making wine and beer using home-brewing kits will soon be able to make them at local retail stores and take it home when it’s ready. This announcement was made by Mineral Resourc...
Nov25Straight Up: The Issue of Alcohol in Ontario
Posted: 11/25/2014 10:42:24 AM A documentary exploring the peculiar system of alcohol retail and distribution in Ontario
Nov24B.C. to allow alcohol in grocery stores from April 1, 2015
Posted: 11/24/2014 11:33:26 AM The B.C. government announced Wednesday that the province's grocery stores will be permitted to sell alcohol beginning April 1, 2015.