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06/22/18

Canada ended 95 years of cannabis prohibition Tuesday, passing landmark legislation - Bill C-45 - that lays the groundwork for a multibillion-dollar marijuana industry

06/22/18

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) says it will not restock Norman Hardie products in its stores amid allegations of sexual misconduct against the Ontario winemaker.

06/21/18

Wineries, grape growers watching as lawmakers legalize recreational cannabis

06/21/18

On Wednesday, less than 24-hours after The Globe and Mail published an article about noted wine-maker Norman Hardie's alleged sexual misconduct, Hardie took to Twitter to apologize.

06/18/18

Canadians have taken to practicing pocketbook diplomacy in defense of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is caught in a trade war of words with President Trump, by boycotting American goods and canceling vacations to the United States, according to a report

06/15/18

The Office of U.S. Trade Representative (OUSTR) had long ago lodged a protest against and challenge to the B.C. grocery store rule, referring to it as a discriminatory measure that gives local wine a "substantial competitive advantage." The U.S. called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a panel to settle the dispute. The dispute has not been settled.

06/13/18

"From day one, we have said that we expected moments of drama and that we would keep calm and carry on throughout this drama"

06/13/18

About a week before the G7 summit, the owner of Benjamin Bridge Winery learned one of his sparkling wines would be served to seven of the world's leaders

06/08/18

'You can see the leaves are all wilted, they're all shot,' says vineyard owner Pete Luckett

06/08/18

Growers, wineries scrambling to secure fruit for 2018 and keep up with demand

06/07/18

Unseasonably cold temperatures early Monday morning brought "severe" damage to vines, and had vineyard owners in the fields overnight. At least one winery, Lightfoot & Wolfville, lit fires in the vineyards but most found the weather conditions meant that wouldn't work.

06/06/18

Short answer: The whole country doesn't, but the United States is challenging a rule in one province, British Columbia, at the World Trade Organization.

06/05/18

With this expansion, Southern Glazer's will now distribute Ferrari-Carano's portfolio of wines in 34 U.S. markets, as well as all of Canada. Prior to this expansion, Southern Glazer's distributed Ferrari-Carano wine brands in 19 U.S. markets.

06/04/18

Canada and Mexico signaled they would retaliate against President Donald Trump's latest tariffs by slapping duties on such goods as beef, pork, grapes and blueberries.

06/04/18

Canadian wines now can be sold on B.C. grocery shelves from Chilliwack to Kitimat, but grocers can only stock imported wines if they set up a "store within a store" that is physically separated and has its own cash registers. Not surprisingly, according to the U.S. Trade Representative, "we are not aware of any grocery stores selling wine pursuant to the more costly 'store within a store' option."

06/01/18

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced this week that the Trump administration has requested that the World Trade Organization establish a dispute settlement panel "to examine unfair regulations governing the sale of wine in grocery stores in the Canadian province of British Columbia."

06/01/18

The USDA is requesting the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a dispute settlement panel to look into whether grocery store wine sale regulations in British Columbia unfairly favor Canadian wine over imported wine.

05/31/18

Canadian winery Okanagan Crush Pad has acquired a large, 50 acre, vineyard parcel in the Oliver sub-region of the Okanagan Valley. The Secrest Mountain Vineyard as it is known has been farmed under license by the winery since 2010 and is soon to receive organic certification.

05/31/18

U.S. trade official requests WTO intercede in dispute concerning wines sold in grocery stores

05/29/18

The BC Wine Institute announced today they are disappointed by the U.S. request for a WTO Dispute Settlement Panel. This following a second WTO complaint tabled on September 28, 2017, over what it perceives as BC's unfair rules regarding wine sales in the province's grocery stores.

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