Liquor Control and Licensing Branch Consultation – Liquor Consumption in Public Places
In mid-March, the provincial government opened up a public consultation on public drinking in British Columbia. Unfortunately, their call for commentary seemed to last just about 24 hours – and their document requesting interested parties and stakeholders send in suggestions seems to have completely disappeared from their archives.
We scrambled to get our leadership together and get a response in, but this was less than a month after the Vancouver AGM and amidst preparations for the provincial AGM. Add in the fact that this only came to our attention with a few hours in the allotted commentary time remaining, so our response did get in a bit late. However, it did get in; below is a message sent to the powers that be in regards to their public liquor consumption consultation. If anyone in the community happens to have a copy of this requested consultation in the records please do send it to me so we can post it publicly here and get this letter a bit more context.
That being said, I learned my lesson, from now on any Government documents made public pertaining to liquor, I will be sure to save a copy for myself in case they decide to remove them without a trace – as they seem to have in this case.