Thursday, August 21, 2014

NDP call for ban on Russian vodka

TORONTO—Watch out Russian booze lovers.
Ontario’s NDP wants the province’s government-run liquor stores to suspend sales of Russian Standard vodka due to the international crisis in Ukraine.

New Democrat Cheri DiNovo was expected to table a motion today in response to Russia’s seizure of Crimea.
Saskatchewan had considered the idea but nixed it last week.
Premier Brad Wall said stores also carry a brand of Ukrainian vodka and customers can make their own choice on what they want to buy.
Ontario is believed to have the largest population of ethnic Ukrainians in Canada.

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