Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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P09 - (SCOC-Border-Beer) CAMPBELLTON. N.B. x-12s. The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law that ensnared a man who brought home beer and liquor from neighbouring Quebec. The decision effectively preserves the current trade regime, saying provinces have the power to enact laws that restrict commerce if there is another overriding purpose -- in this case the desire to control the supply of alcohol within New Brunswick. Gerard Comeau of Tracadie was fined in 2012 after buying 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor in Quebec. Comeau says he thinks the public and the court are at odds on the issue. ("..a merchandise.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Comeau says it appears that tax revenues are more important than personal liberties in Canada. …

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