Written by Mark Hicken Mark Hicken
Category: Latest News Latest News
Published: 08 November 2010 08 November 2010

BC's newly appointed solicitor-general, Rich Coleman, has announced a review of the province's much-publicized "tough drunk driving laws" which were introduced less than 2 months ago. Coleman indicated that the new laws were having "unintended consequences" on bars and restaurants. As has been widely reported, the new laws have caused a significant drop in liquor sales at bars, restaurants and wineries. Coleman is also the minister responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch whose sales would also be affected by a drop in consumption and upon which the province relies for about $900 million worth of annual liquor tax.