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New BC Govt Commits to Liquor Law Review

Today\’s BC cabinet announcements by Premier Clark included commitments to modernize BC\’s \”antiquated liquor laws\” on a broad scale and with industry consultation. Suzanne Anton is the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice. Her listed responsibilities include the Liquor Distribution Branch, Liquor Licensing Branch and, in the government backgrounder, include \”Begin consultations to modernize BC\’s liquor laws\”. In addition, John Yap has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General with his listed responsibility being labelled as \”for Liquor Policy Reform\”. It is indicated that he will \”Lead the stakeholder consultation on modernizing B.C.’s antiquated liquor laws and recommend improvements to the minister to take to Cabinet\”.

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