A crowdfunding campaign launched by the non-profit organization, the Canadian Constitution Foundation, is aiming to raise $20 000 for the legal defense for a New Brunswick man who was charged will illegally importing liquor into his home province from Quebec in 2012. The man was fined almost three hundred dollars after buying seventeen cases of his favourite beer from a Quebec liquor store. Currently, New Brunswick’s liquor law prohibits importing more than twelve pints of beer or one bottle of wine from another province. The CCF intends to challenge the outdated law as it goes against section 121 of the Constitution Act of 1867, which protects the free flow of good from one province to another.
Should alcohol trade between provinces be as free flowing as the beer itself?