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Nov20Alberta opts for private retail sales of legalized marijuana
Posted: 11/20/2017 9:51:33 AM Alberta will let the market reign when it comes to bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores – allowing licensed private outlets to spring up across the province, with the numbers and locations being determi...

Nov20Changes to P.E.I.’s Liquor Control Act still six to nine months away
Posted: 11/20/2017 9:37:33 AMA review aimed at modernizing P.E.I.’s Liquor Control Act and reducing red tape will not be complete until sometime next year, says the province’s finance minister.

Nov07B.C. government to create liquor-reform panel
Posted: 11/7/2017 5:40:00 PMB.C.’s new government is acting on a campaign promise to create a beer, wine and spirits panel with the aim of tweaking regulations and supporting the industry.

Nov07Manitoba taps private biz to sell pot
Posted: 11/7/2017 5:37:00 PMThe province's request for proposals on cannabis sales was issued Tuesday and one legalization advocate said the province's plan bodes well for private medicinal marijuana sellers.

Sep13Canada Pot Stocks Rally as Ontario Plans to Open 150 Stores
Posted: 9/13/2017 9:52:38 AM Ontario to create cannabis control board for pot sales Other provinces will probably announce plans soon, Canopy says Canadian marijuana producers rose on Friday after Ontario said it will open as ma...

Sep08A look back at Alberta’s one-time liquor laws (opinion)
Posted: 9/8/2017 9:25:00 AM On Nov. 5th, 1923, a plebiscite was held in Alberta on the legalization of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the province. The Prohibition of the sale of beer, wine and liquor, other than for medici...

Sep08Alcohol Prohibition Is Ending in Canada’s Most Northern Capital City
Posted: 9/8/2017 9:13:00 AM As of 12:30 PM on September 6, sales will begin at a new alcohol store in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The opening of the store, which is located in a liquor warehouse shut down more than 40 years ago, follows ...

Aug23Nunavut hopes first legal beer and wine store might curb boozing
Posted: 8/23/2017 5:47:01 PM After almost two decades of debate, the capital of Nunavut is hoping to reduce booze-related social problems by opening the territory's first retail store for beer and wine. 

Jun15Problems brewing for budget bill as senators take aim at annual alcohol tax hikes
Posted: 6/15/2017 4:37:19 PM Federal budget increases excise duty on alcohol by 2% a year, to rise annually in perpetuity in Canada.

May31Ontario to slash alcohol licensing fees for small, independent grocers
Posted: 5/31/2017 2:11:26 PMOntario has announced a plan to reduce the regulatory fees paid by small, independent grocers to sell alcohol by $2,000 per year, representing 66 per cent in savings.  

May03Two Nunavut communities decide beer and wine store future Monday
Posted: 5/3/2017 2:05:45 PMVoters in two of Nunavut’s largest communities will decide Monday if there will be a beer and wine store in each of the communities.

May03LCBO recalls Bombay gin with alcohol almost double 40% on label
Posted: 5/3/2017 2:02:21 PMThe Liquor Control Board of Ontario is recalling 1.14-litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin because the incorrect alcohol content is shown on the label.

May03Canadians spent $22.1B on alcohol last year, StatsCan says
Posted: 5/3/2017 1:54:50 PMCanada remains a nation of beer lovers, but wine and spirits are becoming almost as popular as brew.

Apr07New cross-Canada trade deal will set the stage for a national marijuana market
Posted: 4/7/2017 2:50:15 PMGovernments across Canada will unveil an internal-trade agreement Friday designed to not only knock down domestic business barriers, but also lay the groundwork for talks to eventually establish a cro...

Mar31Legalizing marijuana will hurt Canadian alcohol sales, study predicts
Posted: 3/31/2017 3:43:55 PMThe legalization of marijuana may cut into beer and other alcohol sales across Canada, a study by the firm Deloitte says.

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