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The digital platforms and delivery
process are already in place to
facilitate safe and secure online
sales of alcohol to consumers
of legal consumption age.
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tion on this issue, we saw progress for the
first time since 2012, despite the setback of
the Comeau case. The 2019 Federal Budget
(C-97) followed the lead of Bill C-311 by
amending the IILA to eliminate the last federal
restriction to interprovincial trade of
beer, wine and spirits, which required going
through a provincial liquor board.
In December 2018, Premiers also
announced that they will remove or significantly
increase the provincial personal
exemption limit of one case per trip for
wine transported from another province
on your person. While this is a step forward,
let’s remember that it is now 92 years
since the prohibition-era IILA was passed.
Twenty-first century consumers want convenience.
What they don’t want is to drive a
7,962 kilometre round trip from Toronto to
Penticton to buy a case of wine.
Yet, despite this progress and political
commitment, the last Council of the
Federation meeting in Toronto in December
2019 did not mention internal trade barriers
at all in their top priority of “Economic
Competitiveness.” This demonstrates the
need for sustained push by industry and
stakeholders to ensure this issue remains in
the political spotlight.
The digital platforms and delivery process
are already in place to facilitate safe
and secure online sales of alcohol to consumers
of legal consumption age. Provincial
policies now need to catch up to reflect and
serve Canadian markets and opportunities.
Until Premiers are ready to prioritize
pro-business and pro-economy trade liberalization
across provincial boundaries,
Canada will remain one of the only countries
in the wine producing world where it
is illegal to order a case of wine from an outof
province winery and have it delivered to
Our experience negotiating complex
international agreements like the United
States-Mexico-Canada Agreement; the
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement
for Trans-Pacific Partnership; and the
Canada-European Union Comprehensive
Economic and Trade Agreement proves
that Canadians are free-traders. If we can
be successful finding common ground
with the U.S., and countries in the Asia-
Pacific region, surely we can find a way
to sell Canadian products just as openly
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