The provincial government has eliminated the personal limit of alcohol one person can bring back into B.C. from other provinces.

Prior to July 8, residents of B.C. were limited to no more than three litres of spirits, nine litres of wine and 25.6 litres of beer, cider and coolers.

There were also limits on what people from outside of B.C. could take from the province and according to the provincial government, this was creating trade barriers.

The news comes after Premiere John Horgan made a commitment at the premiers’ 2018 summer meeting.

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Trade says the new policy is consistent with the direction from the Council of Federation meeting in Saskatoon.

“For too long, British Columbians faced restrictions when bringing wine, beer and spirits from other provinces back to B.C. Our government has taken action to fix this,” said Ralston in a statement.

B.C. is not the only spot in the country seeing this change and the province says this could increase sales for local producers from out-of-town visitors.

Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan also recently eliminated personal exemption limits while Prince Edward Island has committed to doing the same.

Andrea Ferrari