Booze lover, writer, teacher * TV/Pop Culture reviewer * Reformed engineer www.frogspad.ca
Just to be clear. NSLC made no comment. This does not mean they are against it. They are just saying nothing at this point. I gave them a chance to comment and they chose not to, for reasons known only to them.
The dinner at the Westin on Monday is open to the public, and I think there are still some tickets left. Contact info can be found at atlanticwinesymposium.ca
Duh...whoever thought Kid Rock would do better in Halifax than RUSH is a complete moron.
Yeah, kudos to Tim for keeping that subtitle!
Granite is still my favourite
"haus"? I assume there is draft Pilsner there? And a great selection of Riesling? ;)
No, I never drink and drive. I do drink before driving, but never to the level of impairment. As you read in my article, I actually support the 0.05 policies - my reason for writing the article was to give people some useful PRACTICAL (imagine!) information, not to condone drunk driving.
As for those "alcohol related" crash stats, you have to be very careful with those. Their data collection has been called into question, for counting data as related to alcohol when it wasn't (for example, when the person who had nothing to do with the cause of the crash had been drinking - this should not count).
As I recall when I last saw the federal data, the #1 cause was "falling asleep," by far. Anyway, my object here is to ask people to be responsible and reasonable. Punish chronic severe offenders more harshly, and leave us good people alone - we are important for keeping the hospitality economy alive.
It seems to me that it is easier from a legal stand point to chip away at the good people, the law abiding majority, by increasing penalties for low level offenses, than it is to really nail the true problem people. I don't believe in 3 strikes for severe offenders. One is enough. Take away their licence for life.
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