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  • Comeau Case – Appeal to be Heard by SCCDecember 6, 2017

    The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal of the decision in R. v. Comeau (the inter-provincial alcohol transport case) on December 6th and 7th. The hearings are scheduled for 930 am (Eastern – 630 am Pacific) on each day. The SCC website contains all of the factums (arguments) that have been … Read more »

  • US Files Second WTO Complaint on BC Grocery ModelOctober 2, 2017

    The United States has filed a second WTO complaint regarding the BC “wine in grocery” retail model which appears to be designed to re-start the clock on negotations. This action is reviewed in this Globe & Mail article: US Takes Canada to WTO Over Wine Retailing. … Read more »

  • New BC Minister Responsible for LiquorJuly 19, 2017

    BC’s new NDP government was sworn in yesterday. The minister responsible for liquor is David Eby who is the Attorney-General (and who is also responsible for ICBC and lotteries). He is the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey and was previously the opposition critic for liquor issues. … Read more »

  • BC Wine Trade Dispute ExpandsJune 24, 2017

    As reported earlier in numerous posts, the BC “wine in grocery” model has triggered an international trade dispute with numerous countries joining the challenge. It is now apparent that the dispute has expanded beyond the original complaint to include a long list of preferential policies as well as  … Read more »

  • U.S. Triggers NAFTA Re-NegotiationMay 18, 2017

    The U.S. Government, through newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, has started the process of re-negotiating NAFTA by delivering a notification letter to Congress. Talks could begin as early as August. The re-negotiation of NAFTA could have consequences for the BC wine industr … Read more »