Commercial Host Liability in British Columbia
On March 8, 2017 Mr. Justice Kent of the Supreme Court of British Columbia released his reasons in Widdowson v.[...]
Trouble is brewing following Wal-Mart’s entrance to the craft beer market
American craft beer class action warfare remains alive and well in 2017 with Wal-Mart entering the cross-hairs earlier this month.[...]
Liquor Law Enforcement in Resort Communities
Licensees who operate in vacation destinations or resort communities know that that many of their patrons are visiting from away,[...]
2016 BC Liquor Control and Licensing Act Contravention Statistics
From time-to-time the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch releases compliance and enforcement statistics. The most recent statistics on licensee contraventions[...]
Persephone Brewing ordered to move from Agricultural Land Reserve
Craft beer darling, and Sunshine Coast favourite Persephone Brewing Company has been given two years to relocate its facilities off[...]
Toronto Distillery Company unsuccessful at Court of Appeal
It’s fitting that after a year of significant liquor law announcements, reforms, and court cases coming from across the country,[...]
Overcrowded Bars and the Importance of Due Diligence
On October 20, 2016 the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch suspended the food primary liquor licence of Johnnie Fox’s Irish[...]
Liquor Law Reform in Canada
In the 1920s, as Prohibition in Canada was on the retreat, the federal government and each of the provincial governments[...]
Internet Alcohol Sales now Permitted in British Columbia
Every day British Columbians head to the internet to do their shopping, even for perishable goods like groceries and flowers,[...]
Toronto Distillery Co. v. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario
In January of this year the Toronto Distillery Company (the “Distillery”) brought an application in the Ontario Superior Court of[...]
The Yukon Modernizes its Liquor Laws
On August 18, 2016 the Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation announced a series of changes to the Yukon’s[...]
Liquor Law Appeals Part 2 – The Cambie Malone’s Corporation
On April 13, 2016 the British Columbia Court of Appeal released its reasons in The Cambie Malone’s Corporation v. British[...]
Liquor Law Appeals Part 1 – Judicial Review
British Columbia’s liquor licensing regime is administered by the general manager – an individual appointed under the Public Service Act[...]