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Interprovincial Trade

The Supreme Court of Canada heard the ground-breaking interprovincial free-trade case R. v. Comeau in December. Comeau is the most important case for the liquor industry in modern Canadian history. It will determine the extent to which Canada is a common market for liquor and the limits on provincial regulation of interprovincial sale and distribution of liquor. The Court’s decision, which could be a year away, has the potential of enabling a broader interprovincial market for liquor