Thank you for visiting B.C.’s liquor policy review website – the input and ideas you share here will be vital to shaping the future of liquor policy in B.C.
There are so many ways to look at potential liquor reforms, especially when you consider the perspectives of those who make, distribute, sell, buy, consume, and regulate it. Our government wants to hear it all. Whether you have innovative ideas on how to improve customer convenience or grow B.C.’s economy – or are more concerned with ways to maintain public health and safety – this website is your chance to join the discussion.
This is the first major liquor review to take place in over a decade – and the first time since 1987 that a government has involved the voices of British Columbians.
And right here, on this website, is where you can have your say. As you explore the site, you’ll find many places to log your thoughts – through blog discussions, Twitter chats and direct email. You’ll see submissions from stakeholders on changes they would like made, video blogs from my travels around the province collecting ideas, and graphics that help explain the history of liquor laws in B.C. and where things stand today.
The website will be live until Oct. 31, 2013. After this, I’ll take everything I’ve heard into account and use it to inform my report to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton. I’ll present it to her at the end of November and the report will then be posted right here for you to read, if you’d like.
I look forward to this journey together, and to ultimately changing B.C.’s liquor system in ways that best balance economic growth, customer convenience and the well-being of British Columbians.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice for Liquor Policy Reform