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  • 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 longtime employee of the credit union, consumed enough alcohol at the party to put her two-to-three times over the legal limit (although she could not recall exactl … Read more »

  • 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 published an information guide to help liquor licensees understand how legalized cannabis may impact their businesses.  A copy of the guide can be found here … Read more »

  • 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 Policy Direction No. 16 – 13. As readers of Alcohol & Advocacy know, in British Columbia private liquor stores (Licensee Retail Stores), Wine Stores and Manufacturers with Onsite St … Read more »

  • 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, and in many cases dramatic, changes to Branch policy, 2019 has been off to a slow start. Changes to the Penalty Schedule The Penalty Schedule (being Schedule 2 to the Liquor Co … Read more »

  • 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 series of court decisions grappling with the concept of social host liability in Canada. The decision can be read in full here. Williams was an appeal from a summary judgment moti … Read more »