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Op-Ed by Conway lawyer Ben Grant: Alberta trade challenge — a new opportunity to free the beer

Conway Lawyer, Ben Grant, has authored an opinion column which was published by the Toronto Sun this past weekend, which can be read here. The column, entitled “GRANT: Alberta trade challenge — a new opportunity to free the beer”, provides context on Alberta’s decision to launch a complaint under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement about the policies and practices of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).

Ben Grant represented Artisan Ales in one of the only private complaints under the Agreement on Internal Trade (since replaced with the Canadian Free Trade Agreement) against Alberta, which succeeded both in an initial decision and in a subsequent appeal. Last week, Alberta announced its complaint against Ontario in the same news release as Alberta announced that it would be changing its own beer policies, the result of the successful complaint.

For questions about interprovincial trade or other trade law issues, please contact David Wilson or Ben Grant.

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