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5 Minutes for Business: The Comeau Case and Interprovincial Trade


Every other week, we release 5 Minutes for Business. In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Aaron Van Tassel, our Business Law Committee Intern, examines the Comeau case, which will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada this week, and the lasting impact it could have on interprovincial trade.   
When Gerard Comeau crossed over to Québec from New Brunswick, where he lived, to buy a few cases of beer, he was in for quite the surprise.



Comeau case highlights larger domestic trade barriers, say Canadian Chamber of Commerce and CFIB

Supreme Court to hear case about transportation of alcohol across provincial borders this week

Ottawa, December 6, 2017 – The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week which could significantly break down unnecessary barriers to the trade of goods and services throughout the country, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Posted on 06-12-2017

Rocky Mountaineer Chosen as 2017 Private Business Growth Award Winner : Canadian Business Recognized for Achievements in Shaping Canada’s Business Landscape

TORONTO, ON (November 15, 2017) – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton LLP are proud to announce the 2017 Private Business Growth Award winner – Rocky Mountaineer.

Celebrating its fifth year, this prestigious award shines a light on Canada’s best private businesses who accomplished remarkable achievements in strategic, sustainable and holistic growth. The winner was selected by an 8-person jury, based on a variety of categories including innovation, market development, people and culture, strategic leadership and improvement in financial measures.

Posted on 15-11-2017

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