Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dan Albas - Our Hero

Last night, the House of Commons unanimously passed Bill C311, which will allow Canadians to buy wine for personal consumption in one province and (gasp!) transport it to another province, including through online shopping.  (Read my post about the history of this prohibition here.)

The Bill now goes to the Senate for its sober second thought.  Let’s look forward to the Senate acting quickly and Royal Assent before the end of the current session.  (The words “Senate” and “acting quickly” are not written together very often but here’s hoping.)

Dan Albas
Ron Canaan
Cheers to rookie MP Dan Albas (Conservative – Okanagan-Coquihalla) for sponsoring the Bill and to all MPs for unanimous consent! And thanks to MP Ron Canaan (Conservative - Kelowna-Lake Country), who led the fight to change the law in the previous Parliament.

And congratulations to Free My Grapes, who conducted a classic advocacy campaign to push MPs to action.

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