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.[...]
Understanding Social Host Liability
Alcohol & Advocacy has previously examined the law of commercial host liability in British Columbia. Today most patrons and employees of[...]
Yukon Liquor Corporation Contemplating Tax Break for Local Brewers
The Yukon Party are making headlines again up north by revisiting (from the opposition benches) a plank from their unsuccessful[...]
Contravention Notice:  Failing to promptly produce and submit a record
A licensee in British Columbia may receive a Contravention Notice from the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for a variety of reasons;[...]
So you want to become an Import Agent?
All imported beverage alcohol sold in British Columbia must be registered with the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) and represented by[...]
Wolf in the Fog caught in Minors as Agent Program Investigation
Recently the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch released its reasons in Re Wolf in the Fog EH16-096, confirming that even[...]