Enforcement Order Reconsideration Part 2: Is the reconsideration process fair and efficient?
In Part 1 of this three-part series on the reconsideration process, Alcohol & Advocacy explained the mechanics of the reconsideration[...]
Enforcement Order Reconsideration Process Part 1: How does reconsideration work?
British Columbia’s “new” Liquor Control and Licensing Act, which came into effect January, 2017 introduced a new internal review process[...]
Social Media and Marketing in B.C’s Liquor Industry
In February, 2015 Alcohol & Advocacy summarized the rules and restrictions then in place for advertising and marketing by bars,[...]
Inaugural International Wine Law Association Conference held in Vancouver
On February 24, 2020 the Vancouver offices of Norton Rose Fulbright hosted the Canadian Chapter of the International Wine Law[...]
Roncarelli v. Duplessis: Abuse of power by the Quebec Liquor Commission
Provincial liquor Acts furnish their respective jurisdictions with a complete code for the administration of the sale and distribution of[...]
Gambling in bars in British Columbia
British Columbia's Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch defines gaming (also called gambling) “as playing or gaming, for money or other[...]
Food Primary Liquor Licence: Operating Outside of Licence Purpose
As Alcohol & Advocacy has previously explained, British Columbia's Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch issues food primary licences to businesses[...]
Liquor & Non-medical Cannabis Compliance & Enforcement: A&A’s 2019 round-up
2019 has been a busy year thus far for the British Columbia Liquor & Non-medical Cannabis Compliance & Enforcement program.[...]
Eastwood v. Walton: Liquor Law and the Importance of Preserving Evidence
On November 24, 2012 Desjardins held a Christmas party at the Versailles Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Constance Walton, a[...]
Legal Cannabis and your Liquor Licence
On October 17, 2018, non-medical cannabis was legalized in Canada. In December, 2018, British Columbia’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch[...]
BC Liquor Branch updates policy for Online Sale and Delivery of Alcohol
On May 24, 2019 the Liquor Control and Cannabis Regulation Branch issued Policy Direction No. 19 – 03 which supersedes[...]
BC Liquor Licensing Branch updates Penalty Schedule
On May 22, 2019 the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch issued its 2nd Policy Directive of 2019. After years of frequent,[...]
Williams v. Richard: Ontario Court of Appeal weighs in on Social Host Liability
In late 2018  the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its reasons for judgment in Williams v. Richard,  the latest in a[...]