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May01Nunavut Retail Alcohol Sales Debate Revived After Vote
Posted: 5/1/2015 8:14:55 AM Canada's most restrictive liquor laws may be about to loosen as Nunavut politicians grapple again with the emotional issue of whether to allow the territory's first retail store for alcohol. ...
Apr22Striking the Right Balance:Modernizing Beer Retailing and Distribution on Ontario
Posted: 4/22/2015 4:15:04 PM In November 2014, the Advisory Council on Government Assets presented our Initial Report to government entitled “Retain and Gain: Making Ontario’s Assets Work Better for Taxpayers and Consumers”. The...
Apr03Ontario poll shows huge support for beer, wine in supermarkets
Posted: 4/3/2015 2:28:09 PM Premier Kathleen Wynne's plan to allow beer and wine sales in grocery stores is being cheered by Ontarians, a new poll suggests
Apr03B.C.'s liquor reforms spark frustration domestically and opposition from abroad
Posted: 4/3/2015 2:22:48 PM British Columbia is launching a new wholesale pricing system for wine and other alcohol products.  While a wholesale approach that keeps a producer's base price transparent is welcomed, producers and...
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 threaten...
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.

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