Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BR-NB-Beer-Controversy

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BR-NB-Beer-Controversy

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FREDERICTON - The lawyer for a New Brunswick man at the centre of a cross-border beer battle says he's pleased the matter could be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Arnold Schwisberg says the case is of national significance because it could reshape or dismantle inter-provincial trade barriers.

The New Brunswick prosecution service announced today that it was seeking leave to appeal to the high court to throw out a decision over limits on cross-border alcohol imports.

It says it was proceeding to the Supreme Court because the issues being addressed in the case are greater than just the purchase and importation of alcohol.

The decision comes after Gerard Comeau was acquitted of illegally importing beer and liquor from Quebec.

Comeau was charged with illegally importing 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from a Quebec border town in October 2012. …

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