From responsible service to pricing and distribution, we keep liquor-licensed restaurants and bars up-to-date and informed. We’re also a voice for fair pricing for licensees, who in many provinces pay as much or more than retail price for beer, wine and spirits.


Laws & Regulations

Liquor Legislation Across Canada
Liquor Service Training Regulations Across Canada

Pricing & Distribution

Raise the Bar report card 2017 on provincial liquor systems

Responsible Service

Best Practices for Responsible Service
(PDF download)

British Columbia
Free tools and resources from go2HR


Restaurants Canada issued its second Raise the Bar report card in Nov. 2017 as a call for change on provincial liquor policies.

Get the 2016 progress report on activities since our campaign to “Raise the Bar” on provincial liquor policies



Raise the Bar Raises the Conversation on Provincial Liquor Standards and Operating Procedures (Dec. 3/17)

Canada’s High-Priced Beer, Wine and Spirits Hard To Swallow (Nov. 7/17)

Tell Governments What You Think of Protectionist Alcohol Policies (Nov. 5/17)

Let’s Stop Your Alcohol Taxes from Going Up. Now. (May 15/17)

Restaurant Canada is Telling Federal Politicians to Cork the Tax (May 5/17)

Poll: Rate your Province’s Alcohol System (May 5/17)


Rising Costs are Hard to Swallow for Alberta’s Bar and Restaurant Owners (Nov. 7/17)

Victory in Alberta! Draught Beer Line Cleaning Rules Overturned (Nov. 1/16)

Mandatory FASD poster changes Sept. 9 (Sept. 7/16)

British Columbia

Restaurants Canada applauds the B.C. government’s liquor policy advisor appointment (Dec. 3/17)

High Cost of Beer, Wine and Spirits Hard to Swallow for B.C.’s Bar and Restaurant Owners (Nov. 7/17)

Free Education Program for B.C. Liquor Licensees (Apr. 6/17)

B.C. Licensees Must Post New Social Responsibility Materials (Jan. 26/17)


Manitoba’s Bar and Restaurant Owners Call Offside on Provincial Liquor Rules (Nov. 7/17)

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Bar and Restaurant Owners Frustrated by Outdated Liquor Policies (Nov. 7/17)

New Look for ID in Atlantic Provinces (Oct. 22/17)


NLC Improves Relations with Bar and Restaurant Owners, But Core Issues are Unresolved (Nov. 7/17)

New Look for ID in Atlantic Provinces (Oct. 22/17)

N.L.’s Budget Has Tasty Morsels for Restaurant Operators (Apr. 7/17)

Nova Scotia

Provincial Liquor Polices Offer a Refreshing Change for Nova Scotia Bar and Restaurant Owners (Nov. 7/17)

New Look for ID in Atlantic Provinces (Oct. 22/17)

Craft Beer Markups Drop in Nova Scotia (Apr. 6/17)

Nova Scotia Restaurateurs Save on Craft Beer (Feb. 23/17)


Ontario’s Liquor and Labour Policies Leave Bar and Restaurant Owners Out in the Cold (Nov. 7/17)

Ontario Will Make it Easier to Apply for Liquor Licences (Apr. 6/17)

Prince Edward Island

PEI Bar and Restaurant Owners Cheer Changes to Provincial Liquor Policies; Look Forward to Review of Liquor Control Act (Nov. 7/17)

New Look for ID in Atlantic Provinces (Oct. 22/17)


Modernization of the alcohol license system (Dec. 3/17)

Quebec Serves Up Positive Changes for Bars and Licensed Restaurants (Nov. 7/17)

Good Progress on the Alcohol Front in Quebec (Oct. 5/17)

Quebecers Want Better Access to a Wide Variety of Wine (Apr. 27/17)

Quebec Budget Gets Personal Taxes Right, But Fails on Alcohol (Mar. 29/17)


Saskatchewan Liquor Licensees Fight for Equal Treatment (Nov. 7/17)

Saskatchewan Licensees: Do You Serve It Right? (Jan. 26/17)


Yukon announces wholesale liquor pricing (Jan. 27/15)