The Canadian Press

2016-10-13 | NB Beer Controversy

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A New Brunswick judge has reserved her 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 the case is of national importance. (New Brunswick's Liquor Control Act prohibits anyone from having more than 12 pints of beer that wasn't purchased through a liquor store in the province.)

Date: 2016-10-13
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << provincial liquor monopolies are at stake it means that the potential marketing boards may not be constitutional and it's a lot of things the province's do to protect their own citizens may not be may not be constitutional all this has to be worked out >>