A Canadian legal charity that works on cases pro-bono is crowd-funding Canadians for the cause of free beer. At least, that’s what the Indiegogo campaign launched by the Canadian Constitution Foundation is called.
It’s aiming to raise $20,000 for the legal defense for a New Brunswick man who was charged with illegally importing liquor into his home province from Quebec in 2012. Gerard Comeau, a retired steelworker, was fined $292.50 after buying 17 cases of beer from a Quebec liquor store.
New Brunswick’s law prohibits importing more than one bottle of wine or 12 pints of beer from another province, according to the federal Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act, which passed in 1928.
The CCF intend to challenge the constitution, saying it goes against section 121 of the Constitution Act of 1867, which protects the free flow of goods from one province into another.
“We’re not planning to give away free beer,” Karen Selick, Litigation Director with the CCF tells Yahoo Canada News. “We’reRead More »from