For those of us in Ontario who thought that the Liberals here actually passed a sensible piece of legislation:
Restaurateurs don't appear to be popping their corks over Ontario's new bring-your-own wine legislation. New rules allowing customers to bring their own wine to restaurants took effect Monday. But don't rush to your favourite bistro with your bottle of vino in hand.This is an inconsequential and token bit of legislation which the Liberals no doubt hope acts as a smoke screen for their evil controls in other areas of our lives. It is going to cost us too, in terms of bureaucratic time to process the applications (that is, if anyone bothers to apply for amendments to their licences) and more shameless government self-promotion:
Ontario Consumer and Business Minister Jim Watson is scheduled to officially launch the BYOW campaign next week.As most restaurants will also be charging corking fee, for most of us, it will be more economical to buy the wine from the restaurant. Note we still need nannying, as the bottle must be securely recorked so that we are not overly tempted to guzzle the rest of the bottle on the way home.
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Thursday, January 27, 2005