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e-883 (Alcoholic beverages)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Cory Anderson from Ottawa, Ontario, on February 21, 2017, at 10:16 a.m. (EDT)
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Alcoholic drinks
Interprovincial trade
Trade barriers
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Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Canada has thousands of quality craft beers from coast to coast to coast. Canadian brewers should have the right to sell their products anywhere in Canada without government interference. Consumers also deserve better and eliminating internal trade barriers will provide greater choice to all Canadians;
  • These outdated and unnecessary laws are stifling Canada’s economic growth and hurting Canadian small business. Eliminating these unnecessary trade barriers will drastically improve Canada’s economy. Freer trade amongst the provinces and territories will grow the Canadian economy and will create jobs;
  • Maintaining inter-provincial trade barriers is an infringement on our constitutional rights as Canadians. Section 121 of the Canadian constitution states: “All Articles of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any one of the Provinces shall, from and after the Union, be admitted free into each of the other Provinces.”; and
  • Eliminating trade barriers between the provinces is good for our economy, it is good for families, and it is good for Canada.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to amend the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act to remove prohibitions with respect to liquors sent, taken or transported within Canada.
Foothills
Conservative
Alberta
Open for signature : February 21, 2017, at 10:16 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 21, 2017, at 10:16 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
84
British Columbia
26
Manitoba
10
New Brunswick
15
Newfoundland and Labrador
3
Nova Scotia
13
Ontario
107
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
25
Saskatchewan
7
Yukon
15
Other Countries
1
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