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  • 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 »

  • Liquor & Non-medical Cannabis Compliance & Enforcement: A&A’s 2019 round-up

    2019 has been a busy year thus far for the British Columbia Liquor & Non-medical Cannabis Compliance & Enforcement program. Sales to minors, serving intoxicated patrons (or serving patrons to the point of intoxication) and staff drinking on the job remain the leading causes of enforcement action. No … Read more »

  • 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 »