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May
1

Checking in on Wine Price Gouging at the British Columbia LDB

I thought the time was right to check in on the ever-increasing prices of wine in British Columbia. This is a small update to my article from August, 2015 to

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Aug
9

BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch Hikes Prices in July

In April, 2015 the BC Liquor Distribution Branch introduced its much hyped and now maligned reforms. This included introducing a wholesale system where every licensee and the LDB government stores

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Mar
23

Further Problems with BC Liquor Pricing: Ignoring the Independent Wine Stores

Liquor pricing in BC is a big deal these days. Why? Because the BC Government is amending the ‘wholesale’ pricing formula so that all stores pay the same wholesale price.

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Dec
6

An Analysis of British Columbia’s New Pricing Policy

On November 19, 2014 the Government of British Columbia announced a new pricing model for liquor that is to become effective on April 1, 2015. The Government’s claim is that

Feb
2

Understanding Liquor Reform: Discretion, Policy and the Law of Liquor in British Columbia

A wave of discussion about British Columbia’s liquor laws has recently swamped both social media and the traditional media. Much of this discussion has been prompted by a number of

Mar
18

Considering Corkage in British Columbia

Recently there has been some discussion of the possibility that laws currently banning corkage in restaurants be repealed. In addition to a recent Business in Vancouver article on the matter,

Feb
16

BCLDB to Force “Wholesale” Customers to use BCLDB Credit Card for all Purchases

The BCLDB sent out a bulletin on February 16, 2011 to all so-called wholesale customers, that is, all customers who buy from the BCLDB (liquor stores, restaurants, etc.) to announce

Jan
29

BC Liquor Law Reform: What is it All About?

I have been reading the comments in the Scout comment thread under Jake Skakun’s Privatization article and I feel that many people in the BCLDB reform/privatization debate are missing the

Dec
5

The Benefits of Ending Provincial Liquor Monopolies: A 2005 Study from Ontario

I was recently putting about the internet and found this reference to a 2005 study commissioned by the Ontario Liberal Government on privatizing the LCBO. Written by a group of

Nov
30

A Step Towards Modernization: The Potential Reform of Federal Liquor Laws

In a hugely important moment of alacrity for our members of parliament, Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna Lake Country has tabled a motion in the House of Commons