BC Liquor Enforcement: Even police officers can be bad witnesses
When you or your establishment has been served with a Notice of Enforcement Action, it can feel like the full[...]
Alberta announces changes to “modernize” liquor laws
On October 22, 2018 the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission announced that "effective immediately" bars and restaurants are allowed to mix[...]
Decision under appeal: Unfiltered Brewing Incorporated v. Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
In January of this year the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia issued its decision in the matter of Unfiltered Brewing[...]
Liquor Control and Licensing Branch clarifies “ID Checking Misconceptions”
In the Spring 2018 edition of Liquor Line, the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch's biannual newsletter, the LCLB affirmed the basic[...]
Hughes v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario: 2000 Beer Framework Agreement
The trend of Canadian consumers and licensees challenging how provincial governments regulate, tax, and sell alcohol is alive and well[...]
Brew Street Craft and Kitchen: Permitting an intoxicated person to remain
St. Patrick's Day is a big source of business for the liquor industry. While all owners and managers hope that[...]
Keith v. Cypress: Keeping minors out of your bar is not discrimination
Many British Columbians consider access to alcohol a serious issue.  In fact the laws surrounding access to alcohol in British[...]
Cooper v. British Columbia: Court of Appeal rebukes Liquor Control and Licensing Branch
British Columbia’s Court of Appeal ended 2017 with a stinging rebuke of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch’s October, 2016[...]
Should I sign a Liquor Control and Licensing Branch waiver notice?
If a liquor inspector or police officer observes a contravention of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act, Regulation or the[...]
What’s in a name? Changes coming to Food Primary Licence Naming Policy
British Columbia’s Liquor Control and Licensing Branch is reviewing its policies on naming and signage for establishments with food primary[...]
Wardak v. Froom: Is the law of social host liability about to change?
Alcohol & Advocacy has written previously about the law of social and commercial host liability; two separate but related categories[...]
Gratuity Included: The Timothy Brown Class Action
Restaurants banning tipping and transitioning to “gratuity included” pricing is not a new concept. While such arrangements rarely last, from[...]
Diageo v. Heaven Hill: Passing off in the liquor industry
Earlier this summer Mr. Justice Boswell of the Federal Court of Canada released his decision in Diageo Canada Inc. v.[...]