In January 2010 fines increased for liquor-related offences issued to the public, patrons of licensed establishments, and servers. These fines are normally issued by police. Liquor inspectors can also issue the fines to patrons and staff in licensed establishments. Posters are now available for licensees to post in bars, restaurants and private liquor stores to let patrons know about the fines.
Bill 20: Summary of Recent Changes to the Liquor Control and Licensing Act
July 14, 2010
As part of Bill 20: Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 3), 2010, government has passed a number of amendments to the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.
Changes to B.C.’s Impaired Driving Laws
June 3, 2010
In April 2010, the Province introduced changes to give B.C. the toughest provincial impaired driving legislation in the country.
Proposed Changes to the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and the Liquor Distribution Act
April 29, 2010
As part of Bill 20: Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment
Act (No. 3), 2010, government has introduced a number of amendments to the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and the Liquor
New Fee Schedule
January 18, 2010
The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch is amending its fee schedule effective April 1, 2010. Per the attached schedule, some fees will go up, some will go down, and some will stay the same. Over half of licensees will see a reduction in their annual renewal fees and one-quarter of licensees will see no change.
2008-09 Liquor Retail Store Compliance Check Project
July 14, 2009
The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch has released the results of random inspection audits of liquor
retail stores across the province.
The purpose of this project was to assess compliance by liquor store retailers
with the Liquor Control and Licensing Act regulatory requirement to ask for two pieces of ID when verifying a customer’s age.