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Ontario NDP wants to ban sales of Russian vodka

Bottles of Russian Standard vodka, produced by Russian Standard Corp., stand for sale inside a Lenta Ltd. supermarket in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
Bottles of Russian Standard vodka, produced by Russian Standard Corp., stand for sale inside a Lenta Ltd. supermarket in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images

TORONTO – Watch out Russian booze lovers.

Ontario’s NDP wants the province’s government-run liquor stores to suspend sales of Russian Standard vodka due to the international crisis in Ukraine.

New Democrat Cheri DiNovo tabled a motion Thursday in response to Russia’s seizure of Crimea.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa says he’ll consider it.

Saskatchewan had looked at the idea, but nixed it last week.

Premier Brad Wall said stores also carry a brand of Ukrainian vodka and customers can make their own choice on what they want to buy.

Ontario is believed to have the largest population of ethnic Ukrainians in Canada.

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