(May 22/12) Following British Columbia’s surprise announcement in February to privatize its liquor distribution and warehousing, and conduct a review to streamline and modernize liquor regulations, CRFA has presented the industry’s perspective.
What we’ve been doing
CRFA met with Liquor Control and Licensing officials to discuss issues including:
CRFA also wrote to the Ministers responsible for the review outlining our liquor policy priority of providing licensees access to wholesale pricing. We reiterated our support for licensing commercial caterers – as well as allowing restaurants, bars and hotels – to provide offsite liquor service. (Click here to read about our victory for caterers.) Additionally, we were asked for our views on bring-your-own wine and corkage regulations.
The government has issued an RFP for privatizing liquor distribution and warehousing with proposals due by the end of June. A final decision on the contract will be made this fall.
Click here (PDF) to read a letter to CRFA from Minister Rich Coleman on these liquor policy changes.