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[...]
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.[...]
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;[...]