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Sep24Let it flow: U.S. winemakers say no NAFTA without Canada
Posted: 9/24/2018 9:29:50 AM Add American winemakers to the list of businesses opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement in favour of a bilateral deal with Mexico.

Sep24Why winemakers worried about free trade with the U.S.
Posted: 9/24/2018 9:20:11 AMThirty-one years ago, many winemakers across the country feared that free trade with the United States could drain away their livelihood.

Sep24Loblaws poised to enter Sask. liquor market after Oct. 8
Posted: 9/24/2018 9:17:03 AM New private liquor retailers, including grocery giant Loblaws, will soon be able to enter the Saskatchewan market. This is because a two year moratorium on selling retail permits ends on Oct. 8.

Sep24How does Alberta hold its liquor? In this mammoth new warehouse in St. Albert
Posted: 9/24/2018 9:11:18 AM A new $142-million liquor distribution centre in St. Albert is large enough to hold 70,000 pallets of alcohol products.a

Sep17N.B. Liberals promise to modernize liquor laws, expand where alcohol can be sold
Posted: 9/17/2018 10:29:36 AM New Brunswick’s Liberal Party says it’ll modernize the province’s liquor laws and expand the sale of beer, wine and alcohol to retail outlets like convenience stores if re-elected later this month.

Sep07NLC Moves To Ditch Plastic Bags At Liquor Stores
Posted: 9/7/2018 10:34:00 AM The Newfoundland Liquor Corporation is ditching the plastic bags, but the decision has as much to do with business as the environment.

Aug08Nova Scotia unveils hybrid cannabis-alcohol stores
Posted: 8/8/2018 9:33:45 AM The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. offered a glimpse inside one of its coming cannabis stores Wednesday, showcasing a unique retail hybrid not likely found anywhere else in the world.

Jul20Nova Scotia unveils hybrid cannabis-alcohol stores
Posted: 7/20/2018 9:15:31 AMThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. offered a glimpse inside one of its coming cannabis stores Wednesday, showcasing a unique retail hybrid not likely found anywhere else in the world. 

May03Keep potent, boozy drinks out of young hands, substance abuse experts urge
Posted: 5/3/2018 9:25:11 AM Before a House of Commons committee, experts discussed how to restrict the sale of highly-sweetened, high-alcohol beverages, following the March death of a Quebec teenager.

Apr20City of Vancouver moves ahead with sale of liquor in grocery stores
Posted: 4/20/2018 9:10:00 AM Qualifying grocery stores in Vancouver will soon be able to sell beer, wine and spirits via a store-within-a-store model.

Apr18Focus Montreal: Modernizing Quebec’s liquor laws (Video)
Posted: 4/18/2018 10:17:21 AM Public hearings are underway to modernize Quebec’s liquor laws [Video]

Apr02No April Fools' joke: Canadian alcohol taxes increase 1.5 per cent
Posted: 4/2/2018 4:00:00 PMBeer and wine drinkers might have to dig a little deeper into their pockets to pay for a drink as taxes on alcohol sales have increased by 1.5 per cent as of April 1.

Mar14Quebec to ban high sugar, alcohol drinks from grocery, convenience stores
Posted: 3/14/2018 3:05:02 PM The Quebec government will move to ban sales of sugary, high-alcohol beverages in convenience (dépanneurs) and grocery stores.

Mar08The regulatory ‘loophole’ that lets companies sell alcoholic drinks containing caffeine
Posted: 3/8/2018 9:50:00 AM Health Canada warns against mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol, but some pre-mixed alcoholic drinks containing caffeine are still sold in Canadian stores.

Feb14Shopify inks deal with Ontario-run liquor board to push sales of cannabis online
Posted: 2/14/2018 9:02:00 AMThe Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.’s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province’s sole distributor of legal recreationa...

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