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43446Re: Any Canadian Busted?

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  • anthony547357
    Sep 2, 2008
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      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Derek Hamlet <derekhamlet@...>
      wrote:
      >Since this subject is of interest in the UK, would anyone care to
      speak up? My local supplier says much the same thing, but it's
      difficult getting knowledge as people are either few and far between -
      or genuinely secretive.

      Tony
      > At 10:17 AM 9/2/2008, you wrote:
      >
      > >--- In
      > ><mailto:Distillers%40yahoogroups.com>Distillers@yahoogroups.com,
      > >"mstehelin" <mstehelin@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Howdy all,
      > > > I'm just wondering if any one has any 1st hand Knowledge of Any
      one in
      > > > Canada Getting Busted for distilling. My understanding of it
      all is
      > > > that personal distilling is a gray area, and that as long as
      you are
      > > > not selling the stuff you are ok. Any Thoughts?
      > > > Cheers
      > > > M
      >
      > My friend, the law in Canada is very clear. Distilling alcohol for
      > consumption is illegal. It is not a gray area at all at all.
      > Having said that, we do not have an arm of the law that is
      dedicated
      > to the task of "taking down stills".
      > If you are a Canuck then you know that policing is either carried
      out
      > by local police forces, the RCMP, OPP in Ontario and the Quebec
      counterpart.
      > These are very busy people. They are not going after the little
      guy
      > pulling off some vodka or corn whiskey for their own consumption.
      > Boast about it all over the bar or at work or at the church social
      > and perhaps someone will submit a complaint and then "they" might
      be
      > forced to investigate.
      > It's a little like the folks who keep a little baggie of smoke or
      > perhaps grow six plants a year. The police and the courts know the
      > public sentiment and do not want to get involved in something that
      > takes up their time, clogs the courts and takes their time away
      from
      > serious policing matters.
      > Enjoy your hobby and be circumspect.
      >
      >
      >
      > Derek
      > "What are all those black and whites doing in my driveway"
      >
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