- The Grapes of Wrath (restrictions on direct-to-consumer wine shipments)
- The Cheese Police (un-brie-lievable!)
- An Ale-ing System (differing beer bottle size standards)
- A Sticky Situation (differing standards for maple syrup grades)
These and other restrictions are examples of protectionism plain and simple, helping certain producers by hurting all of us as consumers. As Committee Chair David Tkachuk put it, “Canadians should be able to live, practice their profession or trade, purchase goods and services freely and without penalty anywhere in this great country as a right.” Let’s hope the rest of the government gets the message.