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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.

Mar31Feds Not Just Blowing Smoke: Recreational Marijuana to be Legal by July 1, 2018
Posted: 3/31/2017 3:23:57 PMLess than twenty-four hours after being called out by a candidate for the leadership of the NDP, CBC News has reported that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government plans on introducing legi...

Mar24'Devastating blow' for spirits sector in Canada Federal Budget
Posted: 3/24/2017 6:01:13 PMSpirits Canada says it is 'shocked and dismayed' at an immediate increase in the federal excise duty for spirits, saying that manufacturers in the country already bear one of the highest tax burdens f...

Posted: 3/24/2017 5:54:47 PMIn late spring 2017, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will begin rolling  out online services in multiple phases and liquor manufacturers will be among the first to benefit.

Mar24USDA Warns Canada-EU Trade Agreement Could Impact US Alcohol Beverage Exports
Posted: 3/24/2017 5:52:28 PMUS exporters of alcohol beverages to Canada will soon face stiffer competition from their European rivals. 

Mar22A quick look at beer drinking in Canada and other industry trends
Posted: 3/22/2017 2:59:59 PMCanada’s craft beer industry is developing rapidly, with the number of licensed breweries having more than doubled from 310 to 644 between 2010 and 2015. A quick look at beer consumption in Canada and...

Mar22Age restrictions on energy drinks? Toronto health board says, yes
Posted: 3/22/2017 2:42:28 PMAfter hearing concerns from parents and health authorities, the City of Toronto is being asked to consider age restrictions on the sale of caffeinated energy drinks.

Mar10Rachelle Gagnon named first woman to lead NB Liquor board
Posted: 3/10/2017 4:38:16 PMRachelle Gagnon, a vice-president at Assumption Life, has been named the new board chair of NB Liquor, the first woman appointed to the position in the Crown corporation's history.

Mar10Recommendations on legalization of marijuana in N.B. expected by fall
Posted: 3/10/2017 9:27:24 AMSenior officials from three provincial government departments and two Crown corporations will “assess the risks associated with the legalization” of marijuana in New Brunswick and recommend the best d...

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