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With changes to Canadian and BC marijuana laws imminent, intense planning and discussion has been underway in BC within provincial government bodies, the private sector, and the public. In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) with plans to legalize non-medical cannabis and amend Canada’s Criminal Code by July 2018. […]
LCLB Announcement Today, January 10, 2018 under Policy Directive No: 18 – 01 The General Manager may exempt Special Event Permit holders from donating event profits to charity if the event is of a municipal, provincial, national or international significance. The general manager will consider exemption requests for events that are provincially, nationally and internationally […]
BCLDB (BC Liquor Distribution Branch), as the name implies, oversees the alcoholic beverage industry in British Columbia. BCLDB is one of two branches of government responsible for beverage alcohol in BC – the other being the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB), which regulates and monitors the industry.
There is a lot for prospective liquor licensees to know about BC liquor licensing rules and regulations. Firstly, obtaining a license is not as easy as downloading an application from the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (a.k.a. “BC liquor board”) and popping it in the mail. Secondly, if your license is approved, your obligation […]
If you have a Vancouver liquor license or you are considering applying for a liquor license for your Vancouver business, it’s imperative that you know your responsibilities as a licensee, and, take action to safeguard your investment. Infractions can be costly, disrupt business, and, if your business largely depends on liquor sales, can lead to […]
If you are considering applying for a BC liquor license, in many cases you (the licensee), managers, sales staff and servers will be required to take Serving it Right (SIR) training. Many prospective BC liquor licensees mistakenly think that SIR training is only required of Liquor Primary license holders and their staff, but most license […]
BC liquor license holders may feel they can breathe easy once their Liquor Primary or Food Primary License is approved, but complacency can lead to lax practices which put your liquor license at risk. Your duty to uphold your responsibilities as stipulated by the license terms and conditions begins when your business is approved. Obtaining […]
We are very pleased that the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch is moving forward on a significant policy change regarding BC Special Event Permits (formerly Special Occasion Licenses). This class of license is used to license music festivals and cultural events.
Exemption to donate profits when charging over cost recovery price
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