PROHIBITION LAW COMES IN HANDY IN CANADA

BY MONICA DOBIE

CANADIAN winery owners in British Columbia have been warned by provincial alcohol monopolies in Ontario and Manitoba to stop direct sales to their residents, citing a law from the prohibition era.
To date, the Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and the Red Rooster winery have been officially informed that they are breaking the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act of 1928 that faces up to a year in prison after a second offence.
The wineries have since stopped selling directly to non-BC residents but continue to ship to ...


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