Cactus Club Café and the law of Wining & Dining
Imagine this: you and a date visit a restaurant and order a bottle of wine while you catch-up, consider the[...]
August, 2022 General Liquor Policy Changes
So far 2022 has been a relatively slow year for policy changes by British Columbia's Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.[...]
Ikura Japanese Restaurant: Drinking, Driving and the Fit and Proper Analysis
Ikura, located on Granville Street in Vancouver, holds a food primary liquor licence. At issue in the hearing before the[...]
Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch Enforcement Decisions now on CanLii
Big news for British Columbia's hospitality industry: enforcement decisions of the general manager's delegates from 2022 onwards are now available[...]
Case to watch: Kirkland v. Attorney General of Alberta
Kyle Kirkland is a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Since at least 2016, spread over two different pieces[...]
Alcohol & Advocacy Year in Review 2021
2021 proved to be another banner year for blink-and-you’ll-miss-it changes to the liquor law landscape. Alcohol & Advocacy frequently describes[...]
BOOM CHAKALAKA: Ignoring COVID Orders in BC can cost you your liquor licence
Recent decisions published by the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch indicate that across[...]
Dhaliwall v. Hook Restaurant Ltd: earning sweaty equity in the restaurant industry
In July, 2021, following a four day trial, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released reasons for judgment in Dhaliwall[...]
McLaughlin v. Cerda: Post-shift drinks and the duty to warn
On the evening of January 9, 2017, after finishing her serving shift at S&L Kitchen and Bar in Langley, Ms.[...]
The Scotch Whisky Association v. Macaloney Brewer & Distillers Ltd.
In March, 2021 the Scotch Whisky Association (“SWA”), a Scotland based trade association of the Scotch whisky industry, and Whyte[...]
Throughout 2020 British Columbia’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch issued a series of temporary relaxations of existing rules and regulations[...]
BC’s Privacy Commissioner to audit private liquor and cannabis retailers
On November 25th BC’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Michael McEvoy announced that his office will review BC’s licensed private sector[...]
What is a meal? Scotch Eggs and Covid Protocols
Earlier this month British politician Michael Gove found himself in a spot of controversy over the delicate question of whether[...]