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LIQUOR CONTROL - Liquor control and licensing boards - Powers - Constitutional issues

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 11:28 AM  

Appeal by the Toronto Distillery Company (TDC) from a decision dismissing the TDC’s application for a declaration that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s (LCBO) spirits price mark-up was an unconstitutional tax. The TDC was a small distillery. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario granted the TDC a Manufacturer’s Licence and Retail Store Authorization to sell its spirits to the public on-site on condition that it enter into a contract with the LCBO. The LCBO’s contract was non-negotiable and required TDC to first sell its...