When you're really good, people start to take notice. This principle must explain why other Canadian provinces are limiting online sales of BC wines to them using an old prohibition-era federal law. The 1928 Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act is being cited by Manitoba and Ontario to restrict sales of BC wines ordered online from winery websites.
The internet was about as conceivable as Dick Tracy's TV watches back in the pre-depression decade, so it makes sense that laws like these existed then. Today, however, it's time to remove these barriers to inter-provincial trade. The fact is that BC produces the best wine in Canada, and if someone in the country wants to be able to buy it, they should be able to do so.
Online sales of BC wines spiked by other provincesSeptember 16, 2008 Comments Off
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