May 29, 2019

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Action Plan: Trade in Alcoholic Beverages

Federal, provincial, and territorial governments have agreed on an Action Plan to enhance interprovincial trade of alcoholic beverages, outlining commitments to improve consumer choice and greater transparency and access to markets for alcohol producers. The Action Plan stems from the 2017 Canadian Free Trade Agreement, which established the Alcoholic Beverages Working Group (ABWG). The ABWG sought to identify specific opportunities …

November 23, 2018

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL TRADE – ALL PARTIES CONTINUE TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY

Montreal, Quebec – November 23, 2018 – The federal, provincial and territorial Ministers, and senior officials, responsible for Internal Trade met today in Montreal for the annual meeting of the Committee on Internal Trade (CIT). Under the Chairmanship of Pierre Fitzgibbon, the Québec Minister of Economy and Innovation, this meeting served as a work session during which Ministers reviewed the …

July 24, 2018

List of Measures from 2018-2019 RCT Work Plan

The list of measures from the 2018-2019 Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT) Work Plan is now available at the following web page: Regulatory Reconciliation & Cooperation

June 11, 2018

APPELLATE PANEL ISSUES DECISION IN APPEAL OF THE PANEL REPORT IN THE DISPUTE BETWEEN ARTISAN ALES CONSULTING INC. AND THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA ON BEER MARK-UPS

Winnipeg – June 11, 2018 – The Appellate Panel under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) has issued its decision in the appeal of the Panel Report in the Person to Government dispute between Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. and the Government of Alberta regarding mark-ups on beer. The Appellate Panel reversed some parts of the Panel Report but upheld the …

January 10, 2018

Panel to hear trade dispute appeal between the Government of Alberta and Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. on January 25, 2018 in Montréal, Québec

Winnipeg – January 10, 2018 – An Appeal Panel will hold a hearing under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) to hear the appeal from the decision of the dispute between Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. and the government of Alberta regarding mark-ups on out-of-Province beer. In July 2016 Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. requested that a Person to Government proceeding be …

November 24, 2017

Ministers Responsible for Internal Trade Meet to Drive Progress

From left: Heath MacDonald, minister of economic development and tourism (Prince Edward Island); Saul Polo, parliamentary assistant to the minister of finance (Québec); Melanson; federal Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains; Christopher Mitchelmore, minister of tourism, culture, industry and innovation (Newfoundland and Labrador); Brad Duguid, minister of economic development and growth (Ontario); and Wally Schumann, minister of industry, …

August 29, 2017

Alberta serves notice of appeal regarding final panel report in trade dispute between Artisan Ales and the Government of Alberta

Winnipeg – August 29, 2017 – The Government of Alberta served notice of appeal to the Internal Trade Secretariat on August 28, 2017 pertaining to a panel decision held under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) in a dispute between Artisan Ales Inc. and the Government of Alberta. Any requirement for a Complaint Recipient to comply with the AIT within …

August 28, 2017

Panel submits decision in dispute between Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. and the Government of Alberta

Winnipeg – August 28, 2017 – A Panel under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) has issued its decision in the Person to Government dispute between Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. and the Government of Alberta regarding beer mark-ups. The majority of the Panel accepted the reasoning of Artisan Ales Consulting Inc.’s written submissions to the effect that the 2016 Measure …

May 15, 2017

Panel to hear trade dispute between Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. and the Government of Alberta on June 1, 2017

Winnipeg – May 15, 2017 – A Panel is set to hold a hearing under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) to hear the Person to Government dispute between Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. and the Government of Alberta regarding beer mark-ups. In July 2016 Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. requested that a Person to Government proceeding be initiated in respect to an Alberta …