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- McCormick v Plambeck: The end of social host liability?
On June 12, 2020 Chief Justice Hinkson of the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued reasons for judgment in McCormick v. Plambeck, the latest word on social host liability in British Columbia and Canada more broadly. The Court’s reasons for judgment (all 91 pages) can be read in full here. In a l … Read more »
- Enforcement Order Reconsideration Part 3: Administrative Independence
In Parts 1 & 2 of the reconsideration series, Alcohol & Advocacy observed that the delegates of the General Manager of the Liquor and Cannabis Licensing Branch who decide enforcement hearings and make reconsideration decisions are not truly independent – that is to say that as employees (or agents) … Read more »
- 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 process. Now we delve a little deeper. Six years ago Parliamentary Secretary John Yap submitted his Final Report on liquor law and policy review to the Attorney Gener … Read more »
- 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 for licensees on the receiving end of enforcement orders. This process, called “reconsideration” allows a liquor licensee or permittee to apply to have the decisio … Read more »
- 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, restaurants and liquor agents. In December, 2019 the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch published a useful refresher on these principles, with references to law and regu … Read more »