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May 27, 2019, 17:36 ET Spirits Canada Welcomes Ontario Special Liquor Advisor's Report

TORONTO, May 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Spirits Canada today welcomed the release of Mr. Ken Hughes' Report for the Ontario Beverage Alcohol Review: "The Case for Change: Increasing Choice and Expanding...


Mar 18, 2019, 11:02 ET Budget 2019 - Time to Stop the Escalator Tax on Alcohol

TORONTO, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's distillers are asking federal Finance Minister Morneau to repeal the job-killing and pocket-picking annual automatic escalator tax on beer, wine and spirits...


Jan 21, 2019, 13:36 ET Spirits Show Strong Growth in Canada in 2018

TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Spirits sales volumes in Canada increased by 3.2% in 2018, the largest year-over-year increase since 2006, according to Spirits Canada. "Canadian adult consumers...


Dec 17, 2018, 12:00 ET "How the Grits Stole Christmas"

NOT ON MY TAB campaign enlisting Canadian consumers in fight against Liberal government tax hikes on alcohol TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - As Canadians stock up on spirits for the holiday season,...


Sep 12, 2018, 11:00 ET Spirits Canada Launches NOT ON MY TAB Campaign in Toronto

Urgent Call to Repeal Automatic Escalator Tax on Beer, Wine & Spirits Hurting Canadians and Canada TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Spirits Canada, the sole national association representing Canadian...


Jun 01, 2018, 09:10 ET Ad Standards to Review Consumer Complaints Under Spirits Canada's Code of Responsible Advertising and Marketing

"Industry Self Regulation, It Works When We All Work Together" TORONTO, June 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Spirits Canada is pleased to announce that Ad Standards has been engaged to independently review and...


Mar 20, 2018, 10:30 ET Spirits Canada Launches Fairness for Ontario Spirits Campaign at March Classic 2018

Exclusion at Ontario Grocery Stores Negatively Impacting Distillers and Their Local Supply Chain LONDON, ON, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The "Fairness for Ontario Spirits" campaign, aimed at getting...


Feb 15, 2018, 08:44 ET Value of Canadian Spirits Exports Down Over 5%

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - According to Statistics Canada, the value of Canadian Spirits exported internationally declined 5.1% during calendar 2017 from the previous year. "The March 2017...


Nov 10, 2017, 17:36 ET Spirits Canada Welcomes Progress Made in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations in Viet Nam

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Spirits Canada welcomes the significant progress made in Da Nang Viet Nam by the 11 Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to reach a modern and progressive...


Oct 14, 2017, 20:27 ET Spirits Canada Welcomes Supreme Court Decision to Grant it Intervener Status in R. v Comeau

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Spirits Canada welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada's decision to grant it intervener status in R. v Comeau. While the case specifically concerns an individual who was...


Jun 21, 2017, 09:01 ET A toast to Canada's 150th with Canadian spirits!

TORONTO, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - No doubt, there will be a symphony of cheers on Canada 150. Perhaps, the patriotic toasting will occur under fireworks or beneath the Canadian flag or the boughs of a...


Mar 22, 2017, 18:21 ET Federal Budget a Devastating Blow to Canadian Spirits Manufacturers

TORONTO, March 22, 2017 /CNW/ - "We are absolutely shocked and dismayed that the federal government has decided to saddle Canadian Spirits manufacturers with higher taxes at this time, knowing full...


Mar 07, 2017, 10:40 ET Spirits Canada Response to Ontario Assistance Program for Distillers

TORONTO, March 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Spirits Canada welcomes the Government of Ontario's decision to assist Ontario distillers. Ontario announced a new program to provide eligible distillers up to $4.42...


Nov 28, 2016, 12:24 ET Inter-provincial trade barriers significantly hamper economic growth - so says Spirits Canada CEO

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - While the alcohol supply chain continues to be siloed within each provinces' borders, alcohol producers and consumers at large are suffering. In an increasingly...


Oct 03, 2016, 07:30 ET Spirits Canada: a Thanksgiving Celebration

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - The nip of fall in the air means a return to heartier stews, tender pot roasts, root vegetables and warm apple crisp. The harvest season produce – beets, broccoli,...


Jan 29, 2016, 17:30 ET Spirits Canada Welcomes Government Request to Join Colombia WTO Dispute

TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Spirits Canada strongly supports the Government of Canada's request to join the WTO consultations between the European Union and Colombia regarding discriminatory...


Apr 21, 2015, 14:46 ET Ontario Spirits Industry Response to Clark Panel Initial "Alcohol Recommendations"

TORONTO, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Spirits Canada welcomed the initial alcohol reform recommendations by the Premier's Advisory Council on Government Assets and signaled its intention to continue...


Apr 16, 2015, 16:12 ET Bill C-657 To Harm Canadian Spirits Manufacturing and Local Farmers

TORONTO, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Distillers encourage MPs to vote against a federal private member's bill that would disadvantage Spirits by providing additional tax relief solely to beer....


Nov 26, 2014, 09:13 ET Spirits Canada Responds to Ontario Neonicotinoids Consultation

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Ontario Spirits Industry and the millions of Ontario adult consumers who responsibly enjoy our products, Spirits Canada welcomes the announcement of...


Sep 26, 2014, 12:04 ET The Stars and the Maple Leaf: new growth opportunities!

A landmark deal between the EU and Canada will help boost transatlantic trade of spirits drinks TORONTO AND BRUSSELS, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - On 26 September, the EU Canada Summit in Ottawa is...


Jun 12, 2014, 16:23 ET Spirits Canada Welcomes Tabling of Canada - Korea FTA

TORONTO, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Spirits manufacturers are pleased that the Harper Government has moved expeditiously to table in Parliament the legal text of the Canada-Korea free trade...


Mar 11, 2014, 08:57 ET Strong Spirits Industry Support for Canada Korea Free Trade Deal

TORONTO, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Spirits Industry warmly welcomes the announcement of a successful conclusion to negotiations for a Canada - Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA). Korea...


Feb 06, 2014, 11:27 ET Spirits the Engine of Canadian Beverage Alcohol Exports in 2013

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The value of Canadian Spirits' international exports, crafted from local grown barley, corn, rye and wheat, surged 20% in 2013 to reach well over a half a billion...


Oct 18, 2013, 12:49 ET Strong Spirits Industry Support for CETA

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Spirits Industry warmly welcomes the announcement of a successful conclusion of a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the...


Mar 11, 2013, 16:21 ET Recent provincial alcohol policy decisions to hit Manitoba spirits consumers with higher prices.

TORONTO, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The first significant policy decision of the newly amalgamated Manitoba Lotteries Corporation (MLC) and Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is a general liquor...