Consumers should choose Ukrainian vodka, Wall says

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is backing away from a notion to pull Russian-made vodka from provincial liquor stores.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall now says the province will not pull Russian-made vodka from liquor store shelves.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is backing away from a notion to pull Russian-made vodka from provincial liquor stores.

Wall suggested the ban as a way to condemn Russia's actions in Ukraine.

On Monday, Wall said the product-ban will not happen.

"It's the federal government's responsibility to determine foreign policy, trade policy, sanctions," Wall said. "We've come down firmly after the weekend and also checking with the feds on what their sanction policy is going to be. And letting them determine what that will be. And letting Saskatchewan people vote with their wallets"

Wall said consumers could show their support for Ukraine by purchasing a Ukrainian vodka in liquor stores. That product is called Slava.

"There is a Ukrainian alternative called Slava," Wall said. "Perhaps Saskatchewan people want to have their own referendum, to the extent that they drink vodka, and support the Ukrainian product."