The B.C. government has invited citizens to express their input on the province's liquor laws

Yap: British Columbians are invited to shape province’s Liquor Laws

The government of B.C. has unveiled a new educational website for reforming laws on the use and sale of beer, wine, and spirits.



The government of British Columbia is asking its citizens to give their input on the province’s liquor laws, inviting them to visit and contribute to a new educational website.

John Yap, B.C.’s Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Policy Reform, says the province is changing its laws on the use and sale of beer, spirits, and wine. Improved customer service, economic growth, and public safety are of primary focus, Yap says.

“It’s been many years, over 20 years since the last comprehensive review of liquor policy,” Yap said on Saturday, while touring Burnaby’s Steamworks Brewery.

“It’s very important that we have an understanding of what the issues are, hear from British Columbians, get a sense of where the public attitudes are to liquor and come up with some recommendations to update and modernize our regulations.”

Public input will be gathered until the Liquor Policy Review process ends on Oct. 31, 2013.

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