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Will booze begin to flow across provincial borders?
The federal government has introduced a bill that would remove the final barrier to ease the flow of alcoholic beverages across provincial and territorial boundaries. The law would no longer require provincial authorities to oversee the moving of beer, wine, and spirits, opening the market to small- and medium-sized businesses. But it will be up to individual provinces to lift their own restrictions for the federal reform to have any effect, and, as TVO.org’s John Michael McGrath explained in this article, interprovincial trade barriers around booze have been slow to change.