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June 18, 2020  

Ontario toasts beverage alcohol sector during COVID-19

Patrons encouraged to support local beverage alcohol producers during Craft Beer Week and Wine Week.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 28, 2020  

Labatt acquires BC distillery known for ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages

Goodridge & Williams makes the Nutrl vodka and vodka soda drinks, plus other spirits and mixed drinks.

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January 14, 2020  

Spirits of innovation: Black Fly wins with not too sweet

Ready-to-drink distiller sets its sights on growth, innovation and sustainability.

News Food & Beverage General
November 7, 2019  

B.C. site testing over 700 samples of kombucha for alcohol levels

Alcohol is a normal byproduct of the fermentation process but levels can increase as kombucha products sit.

News Food & Beverage General
May 30, 2019  

Saskatchewan lifts restrictions on interprovincial personal booze

Alberta, Nova Scotia and Manitoba have also eliminated restrictions on how much personal booze people can bring into those provinces.

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April 25, 2019  

Alcohol, cannabis companies form pot beverage industry group

Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance wants to produce pot-based drinks in the same facilities as other beverages are made.

Insight Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 24, 2018  

Comeau ruling defies economic – and common sense

A Supreme Court ruling that there’s no ‘constitutional guarantee of free trade’ will stifle both competition and lower prices for consumers.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
April 18, 2018  

NB retiree’s border beer battle could change Confederation

Watch for a Supreme Court of Canada’s key ruling on buying booze and interprovincial trade.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 5, 2018  

Quebec beverage maker Geloso announces end of FCKD UP drink

Beverage maker said it was mistake to sell the product, designed to counter Four Loko made by a US competitor.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
November 28, 2017  

Canadians want to be freed from provincial alcohol monopolies: poll

89% of respondents say Canadians should be able to bring any legal product from one province to another.

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June 22, 2017  

Marijuana on the job: time to update your alcohol and drug policies

Prepare for workplace issues related to the medical and recreational use of marijuana.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
June 21, 2017  

Senators defy Trudeau, propose amendments to federal budget bill

Senators have voted 46-32 to delete a so-called escalator tax on booze from the federal government’s budget.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 10, 2017  

Marijuana to take less than 1% out of multibillion dollar booze sales: study

Legalization would take $160 million out of Canada’s $22.1 billion alcohol sector.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 10, 2017  

CFTA internal trade deal will add billions to Canadian economy

…But free flow of booze across provincial borders will have to wait.

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December 20, 2016  

New rules stifling craft booze business, Ontario distillers say

New mark-up and tax structure will allow distillers to keep about 45% of their on-site sales, up from 39%.