Appeal of cross-border beer case in front of Supreme Court
New Brunswick prosecutors are in front of the Supreme Court of Canada today appealing the acquittal of a Tracadie man who was charged with bringing liquor purchased in Quebec into New Brunswick five years ago.
A Provincial-Court judge said in his earlier ruling that the legal limit of 12 pints of beer or one bottle of wine or spirits was unconstitutional.
A number of submissions will be heard from small wineries, beer companies, consumer organizations and even a marijuana advocacy group.
Montreal Economic Institute CEO Michel Kelly-Gordon tells CBC the court's decision could radically reform Canada's economy and that many other trade barriers could disappear as a results.
Two days have been set aside for the hearing.
(with files from CBC)