The Canadian Press

2016-10-13 | NB Beer Controversy

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A New Brunswick judge has reserved decision on whether a cross-border beer battle can go to the province's Court of Appeal. Provincial government lawyers are seeking leave to appeal the April ruling that effectively threw out limits on cross-border alcohol imports. Provincial Court Judge Ronald LeBlanc tossed out all charges against Gerard Comeau, who was charged with illegally importing 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from a Quebec border town in 2012. Comeau's lawyer, Ian Blue says he expects the case will eventually find its way to the Supreme Court of Canada. (The trial judge cited the words of Canada's founders, saying they never intended that laws should blatantly block the free flow of goods within the new country.)

Date: 2016-10-13
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

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