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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...

How'd You Like Them Liquor Laws?

BURNABY, B.C. - The B.C. government has launched a new website inviting the public to offer ideas on changes to liquor laws.Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Reform John Yap introduced the site Satur...

B.C. Vineyards' Grape Gripes

KELOWNA, B.C. - It's been exactly one year since parliament passed a private member's bill aimed at putting some sparkle in Canada's inter provincial wine trade.But the executive director of the Briti...

Beer At The Corner Store?

B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins says his government would allow beer and wine sales in supermarkets and corner stores to give people more choice when it comes to buying liquor. Speaking in a Ke...

B.C. Booze Laws Outdated: Minister

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is eliminating rules that prevented charities and non-profit organizations from including liquor in gift baskets at fundraising events.Energy Minister Rich Coleman, who'...