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“Free the Beer” Case Decided by Canada’s Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently upheld a New Brunswick law that limits the amount of alcohol that can be carried across its border. A New Brunswick man fined for bringing back more than New Brunswick’s 12-pint limit from the neighboring province of Quebec challenged the law on grounds that the constitution states that Canadian goods must “be admitted free into each of the other provinces.” The court rejected that argument, saying that the full economic integration such an argument implies would “undermine the shape of Canadian federalism.” Read more here.