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NS proposes legislation to allow wine imports

November 21, 2012  By The Canadian Press

November 21, 2012, Halifax, NS – Nova Scotia wine drinkers would be able to import wine from other parts of Canada under provincial legislation being proposed.

The changes to Nova Scotia’s regulations follow a recent decision by the federal government to lift its prohibition on wine importation.

If the legislation becomes law, Nova Scotia would join British Columbia and Manitoba as the only provinces to allow direct importation.


The removal of provincial barriers would provide a growth opportunity for Nova Scotia’s 18 wineries.

The Finance Department says Nova Scotia hit $13.3 million in wine sales in 2011, a 65 per cent increase from 2001.

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