Experts weigh in on wine ban

SHERWOOD PARK NEWS: However, the economic impacts of a trade war could prove nasty for both provinces, according to David Clement, the Toronto-based manager of North American affairs for the Consumer Choice Center, despite the overwhelming support of the pipeline to Alberta’s workers and consumers.

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.

Sour grapes: Alberta to stop importing B.C. wine over Kinder Morgan feud

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Likewise, the Toronto-based Consumer Choice Center condemned what it characterized as a “trade war” between the two provinces. North American affairs manager David Clement said in a press statement that Canadian consumers should not be “political pawns” in “disputes that have nothing to do with them.”

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.

Alberta’s boycott of B.C. wine will hurt consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:

David Clement

North American Affairs Manager

Consumer Choice Center

[email protected]

 

Alberta’s boycott of B.C. wine will hurt consumers

TORONTO, ON – The debate over the Trans Mountain pipeline came to a head on Tuesday, as Albertan Premier Rachel Notley announced the province will boycott wine from British Columbia as a result of the province’s delay of the pipeline.

David Clement, the Toronto-based North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center (CCC) said approval of the pipeline would overwhelmingly bring support to Alberta’s workers and consumers, but a boycott of wine and a potential trade war will only serve to hurt people in both provinces.

“Sparking a trade war within Canada will only hurt consumers and producers in both provinces, and come at a significant cost for Canadians who don’t want their favourite drinks to be used as pawns in political debates.

“That being said, plans for the pipeline have proven to be safe and responsible, and B.C. should no longer delay the project that so many Canadians are counting on,” said Clement.

“This entire affair highlights the dire need for interprovincial free trade in Canada, so that ordinary Canadian producers and consumers don’t become political pawns in disputes that have nothing to do with them,” said Clement.

 

***CCC North America Affairs Manager David Clement is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries HERE.***

The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We closely monitor regulatory trends in Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, Geneva and other hotspots of regulation and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice. Learn more at consumerchoicecenter.org.

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.

Ontario’s Terrible Approach To Legal Cannabis Evident In Revenue Forecast


CONTACT:

David Clement
North American Affairs Manager
Consumer Choice Center
[email protected]

29. January 2018

Ontario’s Terrible Approach To Legal Cannabis Evident In Revenue Forecast

TORONTO, ON – Last week, Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa stated that the province does not expect to have net revenue from legal cannabis sales. Minister Sousa explained that set up costs will dampen the province’s ability to turn a profit in the short term.

David Clement, the Toronto-based North American Affairs Manager of the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), explained that the province’s revenue forecast is further evidence that Ontario’s cannabis regulations are destined to fail.

“Minister Sousa’s comments further highlight the need for private retail sales. If the government can’t turn a profit selling cannabis due to start up costs, then the province should legalize private sale so the costs can be absorbed by the private sector. This is exactly what other provinces like Manitoba have done. Embracing private sale is a far more accessible and consumer-friendly approach to legalization, which will help curb black market consumption,” Clement said.

***CCC North American Affairs Manager David Clement is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries HERE.***

WATCH: David Clement discusses cannabis policy on CBC’s On The MoneyCBC CompassAM980, and AM800. Read his work in The Hamilton Spectator.

The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We closely monitor regulatory trends in Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, Geneva and other hotspots of regulation and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice. Learn more at consumerchoicecenter.org.

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.

Are beer taxes becoming ridiculous?

BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER: Is Ottawa’s beer tax going too far? David Clement from the Consumer Choice Center explains why tying this federal excise tax to inflation is a bad deal.

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.

Consumer group pans P.E.I. pot plans, says four retail outlets, three suppliers not enough

P.E.I. GUARDIAN: A consumer advocacy group says P.E.I. has not planned enough recreational marijuana sales outlets to deter people away from buying the product illegally.

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.

It’s time to legalize paid plasma donations in Ontario

OUR WINDSOR: In order to meet supply, Canada ends up importing close to 70 per cent of the plasma from the United States, where they have paid plasma donor plans. Thus, Canadian officials end up acquiring plasma from paid donors abroad while prohibiting it here at home

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.

It’s time to legalize paid plasma donations in Ontario

TORONTO STAR: In order to meet supply, Canada ends up importing close to 70 per cent of the plasma from the United States, where they have paid plasma donor plans. Thus, Canadian officials end up acquiring plasma from paid donors abroad while prohibiting it here at home.

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.

Homegrown pot ban “silly”: Consumer advocacy group

OTTAWA CITIZEN: A consumer choice advocacy group has condemned the Manitoba government’s plan to ban homegrown marijuana when it becomes legal in the country next year.

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.

Homegrown pot ban “silly”: Consumer advocacy group

CALGARY HERALD: A consumer choice advocacy group has condemned the Manitoba government’s plan to ban homegrown marijuana when it becomes legal in the country next year.

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About David Clement

David Clement is the North American Affairs Manager for the Consumer Choice Center and is based out of Oakville, Ontario. David holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University. Previously, David was the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David has been regularly featured on the CBC, Global News, The Toronto Star and various other major Canadian news outlets.