October 20, 2016

We are very pleased to share the LCLB has announced many new liquor policy changes today, including a number of very positive and long overdue changes for our members.

These policy changes take effect January 23, 2017. Download the policy directives below:

  • Directive 16-14: General policy changes for all licensees and additional policy changes for UBrews/UVins and Licensee Retail Stores
  • Directive 16-15: Food primary license and catering license policy changes
  • Directive 16-16: Liquor primary license policy changes
  • Directive 16-17: Manufacturer license and agent license policy changes
  • Directive 16-18: Special Event Permit (formerly Special Occasion License) policy changes
  • Directive 16-19: Compliance and Enforcement Policy Changes

Policy Change Highlights

Please note only select policy changes are listed below and they take effect on January 23, 2017. For a full list of policy changes download the policy directives above.

We are proud to say that the ABLE BC team with your continued support had a direct role in bringing about these policy changes. ABLE BC commends the LCLB and government for taking positive steps to reduce red tape and modernize liquor laws in BC.

If you have any questions or concerns about these policy changes, please don’t hesitate to contact the ABLE BC office at 604-688-5560 or info@ablebc.ca.


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