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Why Is B.C. Liquor Still Overtaxed, Despite 'Reforms'?

Take a $15 bottle of wine, for example. In B.C., we pay $7.11 for the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) markup tax, 60 cents in other LDB fees, and 94 cents in Provincial Sales Tax -- a total of $8.65 in taxes. That means when British Columbians buy a bottle of wine, they actually pay more in taxes and markup than for the actual drink itself.

Patio Party!

Vancouver's bar and restaurant patios can once again stay open until midnight this summer, after city council voted to continue the pilot project, which started last year. The extension, which w...