DRINKING RESPONSIBLY MEANS NOT DRINKING RUSSIAN VODKA

2UCCLA MEDIA RELEASE Ottawa, 27 March 2014

Responding to the Russian invasion, occupation, and illegitimate annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA) is calling upon the Government of Ontario to suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages produced or exported by the Russian Federation through all outlets of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). Letters asking for this measure to be put into effect immediately were sent to the LCBO’s chairman, Edward J Waitzer, with copies to Premier Kathleen Wynne and the leaders of the opposition parties in the Ontario Legislature, Andrea Horwarth and Tim Hudak, on 21 March. Continue reading