The Canadian Press

2015-08-26 | Beer Battle

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A professor of political history testifying at a hearing over the right to buy beer in another province says the Fathers of Confederation wanted Canada to be a united country with unfettered trade. Andrew Smith of the University of Liverpool in England is considered the key defence witness in the case of a New Brunswick man charged with illegally importing alcohol from Quebec. The provincial Liquor Control Act limits anyone from having more than 12 pints of beer not sold by a provincially licensed liquor outlet. Defence lawyer Mikael Bernard says Smith is explaining that the Constitution Act calls for free trade amongst the provinces. (An agreed statement of facts says Gerard Comeau was caught in October 2012 with 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from Quebec.)

Date: 2015-08-26
Placeline: CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << go back to 1864 18 63 5 6 and 7 to find out what were their intentions not just read the piece of paper as it stands today let's put everything into context and I think he's done a tremendous job in explaining that to the court this morning >>