The good news? BC and Manitoba have opened their borders, and Nova Scotia has announced that they will open their border, although we’ve been waiting for months for the regulations. The bad news? All the remaining provinces refuse to open their borders to direct wine sales and shipments, many only allowing for a meagre amount to be “on your person” while crossing a provincial border.
Even worse? Except for Quebec, the legal burden has shifted from the wineries (the “shippers”), to the consumers and the potential risk is substantial. For example, in Ontario, breaking the liquor act could result in a $100,000 fine, imprisonment for up to one year, or both.
More work is needed — here’s what you can do:
Our efforts have shifted to the laggard provinces and we still need your can help.
It is essential that we don’t give up. Together we will win this one.
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