Liquor Licence Act Reform - Discussion Guide
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Liquor Licence Act
Summary of Decision:
After extensive consultation, the Ministry of Government Services developed a package of Liquor Licence Act reforms that balanced public safety initiatives with streamlined compliance requirements for licensees and enhanced choice for consumers.
Came into force February 1, 2007:
·Permit other areas of an establishment to be licensed, including washrooms and hallways.
·Pilot program to evaluate the extension of liquor sales licences to bingo halls.
Regulatory reforms that came into force May 7, 2007:
·Providing wineries and breweries with an opportunity to sell wine or beer by the glass at their manufacturing sites.
·Allowing manufacturers to charge a nominal fee for sampling at their retail stores.
December 1, 2005
Summary of Proposal:
Update the Liquor Licence Act to increase public safety, reduce administrative burdens for businesses and enhance consumer choice.
Sector Liaison Branch
Ministry of Government Services
5th Floor, 777 Bay Street
Toronto ON M7A 2J3
February 1, 2007