April 28, 2016

ABLE BC Members in Vancouver and Port Coquitlam are invited to complete surveys for their respective municipalities and have their say in future municipal liquor regulations.

City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has recommenced their municipal liquor policy review and wants to hear from you. In response to provincial liquor policy changes, the city is reviewing several municipal policy areas including:

  • Where and when liquor is sold, made, or served
  • Size and types of venues that serve liquor
  • Rules for liquor on patios
  • Supporting no-liquor or low-liquor entertainment options

ABLE BC will be meeting with the City and submitting our recommendations. However, it is vitally important that members complete the City of Vancouver Liquor Review questionnaire and have a say in Vancouver’s future liquor regulations. Complete the questionnaire by May 15th.

City of Port Coquitlam

The City of Port Coquitlam is reviewing its liquor policy and regulations in “light of recent changes to provincial liquor laws and emerging business trends.” 

Changes being considered include:

  • Permit liquor manufacturers in the light and general industrial zones to have a small accessory lounge and onsite sales of their products
  • Allow existing neighbourhood pubs to brew onsite
  • Increase options for UBrew/UVin operators
  • Permit up to three liquor manufacturers to sample and sell their products at the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market

ABLE BC will be meeting with the City and submitting our recommendations. However, it is vitally important that members complete the City of Port Coquitlam Liquor Review questionnaire and have a say in Port Coquitlam’s future liquor regulations. Complete the questionnaire by May 2nd.


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