Inter-provincial shipping private member bill

Is this true?

LCBO spokesman Chris Layton said if changes happen, "it would be a matter for the federal government to discuss with provinces."

He added Ontarians have access to wines from other provinces through the LCBO, by placing orders for them.

Layton said those orders take about two to three weeks. They are delivered to an LCBO outlet of choice at no extra charge.


I am skeptical.
I have tried ordering through the LCBO before and it doesn't work.

I got the name and phone number of someone responsible for ordering, but she never answered her phone nor did she ever return her messages. A really bad show!

I think Chris Layton is blowing corporate smoke through his shisha!
I realize the writer did not intend to be funny, but I found this to be absurdly funny.

"In June, the LCBO also confirmed it's legal for people to bring wines, spirits and beer into Ontario from other Canadian Provinces or Territories for personal consumption."

I can just see it now, border stations between provinces looking for smugglers bringing 6 bottles of illegal Baby Duck in from Quebec.

A Canadian now living with choice.
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I have tried ordering through the LCBO before and it doesn't work!


I have had it work. It takes longer than reasonable, inevitably passes through some holiday season thereby taking longer than initially quoted and your case arrives with 10 bottles as 2 were required for 'quality assurance' purposes. When I enquired about the qa/qc process, it was met with mumbling and something about sulphites.

Not impossible, but not something I will repeat. The cynic in me would suggest it almost seems intentional.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I have tried ordering through the LCBO before and it doesn't work!


I have had it work. It takes longer than reasonable, inevitably passes through some holiday season thereby taking longer than initially quoted and your case arrives with 10 bottles as 2 were required for 'quality assurance' purposes. When I enquired about the qa/qc process, it was met with mumbling and something about sulphites.

Not impossible, but not something I will repeat. The cynic in me would suggest it almost seems intentional.


The part I was most skeptical about was "the no extra charge". Was that true for you? And who paid for the 2 QC bottles?
To my knowledge, the government does not withhold samples of any other food product that is imported into Canada, except for alcoholic beverages. I don't think I have had to give up 2 radishes to make sure they don't contain sulphites.

Just another inanity that our government brings to life.
I have ordered wine from BC without having to go through the LCBO. I ordered directly from the winery and from my experience, it generally costs roughly $25 freight per case (the cost per case decreases somewhat the more cases you order at a given time).

I have made several attempts at reading through the "Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act", "Excise Act" and "Liquor Licence Act" but cannot find any reference to inter-provincial trade on intoxicating liquors (or for imports from foreign states for that matter) as it would relate to personal consumption and the consequences (duties or criminal). Granted, I have not had a thorough read so until then I defer to one who has some experience in law and the subject to clarify what constitutes as legal, pertaining to the importation of intoxicating liquor.
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Originally posted by imwithid:
Granted, I have not had a thorough read so until then I defer to one who has some experience in law and the subject to clarify what constitutes as legal, pertaining to the importation of intoxicating liquor.

Big Grin Quite the disclaimer. No worries. Only opinions and experience stated here. No one will hold you to your post
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Originally posted by imwithid:
I have ordered wine from BC without having to go through the LCBO. I ordered directly from the winery and from my experience, it generally costs roughly $25 freight per case (the cost per case decreases somewhat the more cases you order at a given time).


And some will do it, but they are taking a risk because it is against the law. I have asked some wineries in BC and they will not.

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