Dix talks wine in Kelowna

7/12/2012

B.C residents can now order an unlimited amount of wine from another province without paying an import tax.

The wine must be from 100 per cent Canadian grapes and for private consumption only.

NDP leader Adrian Dix chose the Kelowna waterfront to tell the media it was a long time coming.

"We were very concerned after the bill past that the government seemed not be be ready and understand the bill. The NDP government in Manitoba acted very quickly. But they've acted now and I am not going to be splitting hairs.  I think this is a good thing and I hope the industry can take advantage and really increase market share across the country".   

Dix has lobbied the province of Ontario to relax its regulations restricting the shipping of wine from B.C wineries.

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