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Aug11Ontario Nominates Bonnie Brooks as New LCBO Board Chair
Posted: 8/11/2016 9:59:46 AM Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, has nominated Bonnie Brooks as the new Chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). Subject to confirmation by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the appo...

Jul27Thunder Bay brewer calls for an end to beer borders
Posted: 7/27/2016 10:14:43 AM A Thunder Bay brewer is calling for free trade for craft beer.

Jul25Booze wars: Premiers squabble over free trade of alcohol in bid to protect bottom line
Posted: 7/25/2016 1:41:48 PM There's a constitutional showdown brewing over beer, wine and spirits and it's causing headaches for some premiers who are eager to protect provincial liquor monopolies.

Jul20Craft cider next bumper crop for Ontario's beverage sector
Posted: 7/20/2016 9:10:57 AM The growing thirst for craft cider in Ontario is adding up to some sweet sales numbers, with several Hamilton producers poised to cash in.

Jul20Something brewing at Manitoba's liquor corporation
Posted: 7/20/2016 9:07:52 AM There's something brewing at the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation.

Jul20NB Liquor price cut is a risk, Moosehead says
Posted: 7/20/2016 9:05:22 AM NB Liquor is dropping the price on 6 popular canned beers as part of promotion that will run until Labour Day

Jul04Ontario relaxes liquor laws a little
Posted: 7/4/2016 10:09:45 AM Ontario's liquor laws will relax a little more as a series of provincial regulations get updated July 1.

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.

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