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NEWS RELEASE · 9th February 2012
Ministry of Energy and Mines
Liquor licences given more flexibility

The Province is making liquor licences more flexible for venues that host live events, Rich Coleman, Minister of Energy and Mines, announced today.

The change allows licence holders to screen films and broadcast pay-per-view programs outside the hours outlined in their liquor licence. Licence holders will still not be permitted to serve liquor during the screening of movies.

This will give licence holders throughout the province greater flexibility in the types of entertainment they offer.

Licence holders will have the ability to choose the days of the week and hours of the day they wish to have liquor service, and are free to screen films or broadcasts on the other days and times of the week.

Once the days and hours of liquor service have been approved by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, licence holders may apply for temporary changes to liquor service hours.

This change is effective immediately.
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Comment by David on 9th February 2012
Does this mean if you smoke a joint and watch a movie you get a criminal record and a mandatory minimum jail sentence but if you drink alcohol it's okay? Does this have anything to do with the fact that the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch is the province's biggest drug dealer?