Provincial Cross-Border Beer Sales

The first line in the federal Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act states that no person shall, from within Canada or outside Canada, import, send, take or transport into any province any intoxicating liquor except such as has been purchased by or on behalf of the...

New Beer Traceability Standards

The new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), require that certain food businesses track the movement of their food in the supply chain, forward to the immediate customer and back to the immediate supplier....

Advocacy on Parliament Hill

Arguably the primary role of any national industry association is to advocate for its members with the federal government. This practice of lobbying is strictly regulated. In fact, Canada has its own Commissioner of Lobbying, Nancy Bélanger. Her department’s website...

Cannabis and Craft—Just Don’t Call It “Beer”

On June 14, 2019 Health Canada released amendments to the Cannabis Regulations that will govern the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals. This includes cannabis beverages made from infusing non-alcoholic beer with cannabis...