O. Reg. 71/09: MANUFACTURERS' LICENCES
filed March 6, 2009 under Liquor Licence Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.19Skip to content
ontario regulation 71/09
made under the
liquor licence act
Made: March 4, 2009
Filed: March 6, 2009
Published on e-Laws: March 9, 2009
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: March 21, 2009
Amending Reg. 720 of R.R.O. 1990
1. Regulation 720 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following section:
9.1 (1) In this section,
“spirits term” means the words “brandy”, “cognac”, “gin”, “grappa”, “liqueur”, “marc”, “mescal”, “pisco”, “pomace”, “rum”, “tequila”, “vodka”, “whisky” or any variation of those words that has the same meaning.
(2) A manufacturer of beer or wine shall not use a spirits term on labels, packaging or containers of liquor sold or kept for sale at a government store or in any advertising material for such liquor.
(3) Despite subsection (2), a manufacturer of beer or wine may,
(a) include a factual statement describing the aging of beer or wine in a spirits barrel on a label, container, package, or in advertising material, if such aging has taken place;
(b) continue to use the brand name “Gin Lane Ale” until January 1, 2013; or
(c) use a spirits term on labels, packaging or containers of liquor sold or kept for sale at a government store or in any advertising material for such liquor if the manufacturer satisfies the Registrar that the use of the term,
(i) is necessary to provide full and accurate information to the public about the character or attributes of the liquor,
(ii) would not contravene any requirement or restriction in the laws of Ontario or the laws of Canada applicable to Ontario or any international trade agreement to which Canada is a signatory, and
(iii) is not contrary to the public interest.
2. This Regulation comes into force on the later of May 1, 2009 and the day this Regulation is filed.