January 18, 2019

In an open letter to Hon. David Eby, Attorney General, the Competition Bureau Canada calls on BC government to implement proper wholesale pricing for restaurants, bars, and hotels, and allow private liquor stores to sell to them.

Read the full letter here: 


We enormously appreciate that the Commissioner of Competition has weighed in on this long-standing request for fair competition and a ‘level playing field’ in BC’s liquor industry.

As members well know, the previous government’s liquor policy changes restricted competition and gave unfair advantages to government stores, while raising prices and reducing consumer choice.

The Competition Bureau’s recommendations come from a consensus report by the Business Technical Advisory Panel (a panel of BC liquor industry experts, including ABLE BC). The Attorney General has had the panel’s report since April 2018 and we are still waiting for action.

Ask the Attorney General in-person about these recommendations

Come to ABLE BC’s Industry Reception on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and ask the Attorney General in-person: when are you going to implement licensee sales and hospitality pricing for British Columbia’s liquor industry.

RSVP for the reception by Wednesday, January 23 to Danielle Leroux (Director of Membership & Communications): 604-688-5560 or danielle@ablebc.ca.

Find the full event details here.

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