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  • What’s in a name? Changes coming to Food Primary Licence Naming PolicyNovember 17, 2017

    British Columbia’s Liquor Control and Licensing Branch is reviewing its policies on naming and signage for establishments with food primary liquor licences. You can read the consultation paper here. The current policy in British Columbia is that an establishment with a food primary liquor licence  ( … Read more »

  • Wardak v. Froom: Is the law of social host liability about to change?October 31, 2017

    Alcohol & Advocacy has written previously about the law of social and commercial host liability; two separate but related categories of relationships that may attract legal liability. The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Wardak v. Froom suggests that the categories of rela … Read more »

  • Gratuity Included: The Timothy Brown Class ActionOctober 16, 2017

    Restaurants banning tipping and transitioning to “gratuity included” pricing is not a new concept. While such arrangements rarely last, from time-to-time news breaks of avant-garde restaurateurs who attempt to throw off the tipping yoke, and launch eateries where management (and not patrons) have co … Read more »

  • Diageo v. Heaven Hill: Passing off in the liquor industrySeptember 17, 2017

    Earlier this summer Mr. Justice Boswell of the Federal Court of Canada released his decision in Diageo Canada Inc. v. Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., which resolved a trademark and passing off dispute between two significant players in the liquor industry. At issue in Diageo v. Heaven Hill is the si … Read more »

  • Understanding Social Host LiabilityJuly 17, 2017

    Alcohol & Advocacy has previously examined the law of commercial host liability in British Columbia. Today most patrons and employees of licensed establishments are familiar with the concept of commercial host liability: bars and restaurants owe a duty or care to ensure that if their patrons become … Read more »