British Columbia: A wine war is fermenting in Western Canada, after Alberta’s government liquor wholesaler told wineries in B-C that it would no longer carry their products in retail stores unless they stopped shipping their wines directly to consumers in that province.
Al Hudec, a lawyer hired by the winemakers to push back, says the letter from the agency tries to impose Alberta laws on B-C
He says the penalty isn’t supported by legislation and the letter threatens winemakers without giving them a chance to respond or see Alberta’s evidence.
Karin Campbell with Alberta Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis says they’re trying to protect revenue for Alberta retailers and governments.

(The Canadian Press)

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