After receiving a Contravention Notice for the alleged breach of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act or a term of your licence, the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch may follow-up by issuing a Notice of Enforcement Action. This document should contain two crucial pieces of information: sufficient particulars of the Branch’s allegations, so that you are able to understand the Branch’s case against you, and the Branch’s proposed penalty.
The role of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (the “Branch”) enforcement program is to ensure that licensees comply with the Act, the Regulations and the terms of their licence. Though the goal of the Branch is to ensure compliance through voluntary measures and education, the Branch also relies on other tools including the random, but more often targeted, inspection of licensed premises by liquor inspectors. The Minors as Agents Program (“MAP”) is one of the Branch’s most powerful tools to achieve compliance.