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BC Liquor Licensing – A Patchwork Quilt of Policies

BC liquor licensing has become a patchwork of inconsistent policies.  There is a need for the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and the Liquor Branch to undertake an initiative to harmonize the various local government policies and bylaws regarding BC liquor licensing, as this would clearly be in the public interest. Over the years, various local governments have created their own set of unique liquor policies and bylaws that their staff oversee, enforce and usually refuse to exercise discretion to these policies. Read more

How a Manual Can Protect Your Vancouver Liquor License

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 business closure. Read more