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  • 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 »

  • Inaugural International Wine Law Association Conference held in Vancouver

    On February 24, 2020 the Vancouver offices of Norton Rose Fulbright hosted the Canadian Chapter of the International Wine Law Association’s (Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin or “AIDV”) first wine law and policy conference. AIDV was founded over 30 years ago to p … Read more »

  • Roncarelli v. Duplessis: Abuse of power by the Quebec Liquor Commission

    Provincial liquor Acts furnish their respective jurisdictions with a complete code for the administration of the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages. Mr. Justice Rand of the Supreme Court of Canada, all the way back in 1959, observed that these provincial Acts recognize the association of w … Read more »

  • Gambling in bars in British Columbia

    British Columbia’s Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch defines gaming (also called gambling) “as playing or gaming, for money or other stakes, on an uncertain event; it involves chance and the hope of gaining something more than the amount paid to participate.” This definition can be found in the Li … Read more »

  • Food Primary Liquor Licence: Operating Outside of Licence Purpose

    As Alcohol & Advocacy has previously explained, British Columbia’s Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch issues food primary licences to businesses (restaurants) where the primary purpose of the establishment, through all hours and areas of operation, is the service of food. On October 7, 2019 the Gen … Read more »