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Locations, owners announced for 50 private liquor stores

Former SLGA employees to operate 6 stores

By Tory Gillis, CBC News Posted: Nov 23, 2016 12:07 PM CT Last Updated: Nov 23, 2016 6:10 PM CT

The Saskatchewan government has announced the list of store locations and owners involved in the major privatization overhaul of its liquor system.

 

Successful proponents have been selected for 50 private and privatized liquor stores.

Carrot River Inn loses private liquor retail permit due to Saskatchewan Party MLA’s minority ownership

A permit to operate a private retail liquor store in Carrot River has been revoked due to a situation involving a Saskatchewan Party MLA

Sask. slashes taxes for craft and regional beer brewers

SLGA minister said Alberta tax increase forced change

By Courtney Markewich, CBC News Posted: Oct 27, 2016 6:14 PM CT Last Updated: Oct 27, 2016 6:14 PM CT

It will soon be easier for brewers in Saskatchewan to sell more beer.

On Thursday, the provincial government announced that the markup structure for beer manufacturers will change on Nov. 1.

Jeremy Harrison, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, explained that a big part of the change was due to Alberta’s increase in taxes on out-of-province brewers.

Out-of-province brewers angry with new rules that benefit small Alberta beermakers

Allan Herman serves up draught at Wild Rose Brewery's Currie Barracks taproom Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

New Brunswick prosecution service to take cross-border beer battle to Supreme Court

Gerard Comeau, who was charged with illegally importing beer and liquor from Quebec, was absolved of the charges in April.

A spirited battle over the right to bring beer across provincial borders could have broad national trade implications.

Acquittal of cross-border beer shopper still stands

N.B. Court of Appeal won’t hear province’s appeal, Supreme Court may be next

By Jacques Poitras, CBC News Posted: Oct 21, 2016 5:50 PM AT Last Updated: Oct 21, 2016 5:50 PM AT

New Brunswick’s cross-border beer bust case could be headed for the Supreme Court of Canada.

The New Brunswick Court of Appeal has decided not to hear the New Brunswick government's appeal of the acquittal of Gerard Comeau, but did not give any reasons for the decision.

Border booze case goes before New Brunswick Court of Appeal

Province is appealing acquittal of man on charge of importing too much alcohol on constitutional grounds

By Alan White, Julianne Hazlewood, CBC News Posted: Oct 13, 2016 8:00 AM AT Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016 2:16 PM AT

New Brunswick’s highest court has reserved decision on whether it should hear the border booze case instead of the Court of Queen’s Bench.

Gerard Comeau was all smiles after a judge dismissed a charge against him of bringing too much alcohol into New Brunswick from Quebec because it violated free trade provisions in the Constitution.