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Are the new alcohol guidelines too extreme? This distillery owner—and former doctor—breaks it down.

Lucky Bastard co-owner Michael Goldney has been putting warning labels on his bottles for years, but says the new guidelines may have gone too far
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Toronto entrepreneur Anika Sawni is making alcohol-free drinks mainstream

"I saw my friends engage in sloppy behaviour and thought, why is binge-drinking so normal?”
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What happens if alcohol and marijuana mix?

It’s best to stick with one or the other. If you do mix the two, it’s safer to drink first.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario should improve its customer service; a reader suggests.

Why can’t Ontarians buy booze in corner stores? Blame the surveillance state

In the 1920s, Ontario ended its ban on alcohol, but decided to monitor citizens’ drinking habits instead—and it’s feeling the hangover of that decision to this day
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What Canada’s plan for regulating legal marijuana gets wrong

Opinion: Canada’s marijuana plan borrows from its approach to alcohol, rather than tobacco—and that could create a commercialized, predatory industry
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In defence of the LCBO: Ontario’s liquor history holds lessons for pot

Though it’s fashionable to complain about it now, the province’s liquor control regime has come a long way from its Prohibitionist past
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What Canadians think about alcohol, marijuana and cigarettes

Our survey results lay bare Canadian’s vices from who’s most likely to try pot, to how often we drink.
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Who will stand up for Canadian beer drinkers?

The beer lobby is fighting a tax that would make your brews cost more. But beer drinkers are actually the yeast of its concerns.
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Six things we learned about what Canadians eat, drink and smoke

Settling the crucial question: What’s yummier—poutine, maple syrup or lobster?