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Old 08-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #31
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Bringing food into Canada

Here is a useful reference for Americans entering Canada:

Government of Canada - Be Aware and Declare! - What Can I Bring Into Canada in Terms Of Food, Plant, Animal and Related Products?

You will see for potatoes it says you can bring:

one bag up to 4 kilograms of US number 1 potatoes per person and the bag must be commercially packaged

The regulations for alcoholic beverages is found here:

bsf5082: Visitors to Canada and other Temporary Residents

Alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic beverages are products that exceed 0.5% alcohol by volume. If you meet the minimum age requirements of the province or territory where you enter Canada, you can include limited quantities of alcoholic beverages in your personal entitlement. Minimum ages for the importation of alcoholic beverages, as prescribed by provincial or territorial authorities, are as follows: 18 years for Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec; and 19 years for the remaining provinces and territories.

You are allowed to import only one of the following amounts of alcoholic beverages free of duty and taxes:

1.5 litres (53 imperial ounces) of wine; or
a total of 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of alcoholic beverages; or
up to 8.5 litres of beer or ale.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:44 PM   #32
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or up to 8.5 litres of beer or ale.
Which would be 23.94 X 355ml cans.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:45 PM   #33
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Good information. Thank you.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #34
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Which would be 23.94 X 355ml cans.
Enough for a quiet night at home.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:43 AM   #35
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I have to come down on the side of the agencies protecting the borders. While there is no excuse for non-professional behavior, the job itself is critical. As a forester, I am dealing with the consequences of invasive species at work right now. It is an everyday thing for anyone in forestry, agriculture or any other natural resources field. The damage that invasive species have done to forests and other natural resources around the US is is much larger than most people know. The US is spending over a hundred billion dollars annually to deal with the problem. Unfortunately, once a lot of these species get established they are almost impossible to eradicate. The only answer is to not transport them to new areas. The costs of carelessness are huge and are borne by all of us. Search on "invasive species" and you will probably find something that is a problem in your county and that part of your taxes are helping to control. If they are not controlled they become an even larger and more expensive problem.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #36
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You are SO right about our border agencies. Just thinking about the damage that plants like Kudzu in the South and Cheatgrass in the West makes me shudder. Add in other things like Pythons and Killer Bees and you get scenarios that nightmares are made of. Our border (and other) agents do so much more than most people are aware of and kudos to each and every one of them.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:03 PM   #37
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A few years ago my wife and I entered Canada at Niagara Falls and our car was picked for a "random search." Everything went well, and it didn't take longer than a half hour or so, but I always wondered if the search was really random, but instead based on some data-base that showed that I had a concealed weapons permit in Florida.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:13 PM   #38
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You hit it on the nail, Ray, they have that info on the the computer from all the states. Plus you look like a "swarthy" person.
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Just kidding about that last part, Ray
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You hit it on the nail, Ray, they have that info on the the computer from all the states. Plus you look like a "swarthy" person.
It must be because of that one grandparent who was English instead of a Swede.
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