Liquor Law Appeals Part 1 – Judicial Review
What happens when a bar or brewery gets in trouble with the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch? Or an application for a new licence or amendment is denied? Can the owner appeal? Alcohol & Advocacy explains what options are available to a business to appeal the Branch's decision.
BC’s Liquor Law Commissions of the 20th Century
“It would be a simple task to draft legislation for the distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages if all our[...]
How to Lose your Liquor Licence for 15 days
On May 20, 2016 the general manager of the Liquor Licensing and Control Branch issued its decision in Re Caprice[...]
Gangsters and Strippers and Liquor Law: The Story of Famous Flesh Gordon’s
Alcohol & Advocacy has previously considered what it means to be a fit and proper person for the purpose of[...]
Her Majesty the Queen v. Gerard Comeau
Over four days in late August, 2015 the harrowing tale of Mr. Comeau’s fateful trip across the J.C. Van Horne[...]
Brissette v. Cactus Club Cabaret Ltd.
On March 16, 2016 the Supreme Court of British Columbia released its reasons for judgment in Brissette v. Cactus Club[...]
Top Ten Liquor Laws from 1921
On October 1, 1917 British Columbia “went dry”, giving way to the pressure of the temperance movement sweeping the nation.[...]
Re Generator Cabaret: The Importance of Cooperating with Police and Liquor Inspectors
On November 6, 2015 the general manager of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch issued its decision in re Generator[...]
Doing it Right: The Community Brew
Since it opened its doors in November, 2013 Craft Beer Market in Olympic Village has been supporting and engaging with[...]
Craft Beer Litigation: Understanding the Blue Moon Class Action Part 2
In part one of Craft Beer Litigation: Understanding the Blue Moon Class Action Alcohol & Advocacy outlined the facts of[...]
Craft Beer Litigation: Understanding the Blue Moon Class Action Part 1
Readers of Alcohol & Advocacy will not be surprised to learn that as craft beer and spirits grow in market[...]
So you want to buy a bar…
…or for that matter a brewery or winery. Chances are if you've ever worked in the hospitality industry you've at[...]
BC Liquor Law Reform: What will 2016 bring?
Despite grumbling from various quarters, including Alcohol & Advocacy, 2015 was a historic year for liquor law in British Columbia.[...]
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