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



Federal Government Not Proceeding with Stricter Blood-Alcohol Driving Legislation (March 4/18)

Beer Canada Launches Petition to Stop Government Escalating Tax Plan (Jan 21/18)

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)


7th Annual Best Bar None Accreditation and Awards Event (June 10/18)

Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission Launches Alcohol-Free Pregnancy Initiative (April 15/18)

Restaurants Canada Voices Western Members, Concerns Over Alberta-B.C. Wine Dispute (Feb 18/18)

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

B.C. Government Releases Liquor Business Advisory Panel Report and Recommendations (June 24/18)

British Columbia Phasing Out Liquor Server Wage (April 27/18)

B.C. Liquor Vendors Receiving Updated Alcohol Sense Materials (April 1/18)

B.C. Government Appoints Restaurants Canada to Liquor Advisory Panel (April 1/18)

Restaurants Canada Voices Western Members, Concerns Over Alberta-B.C. Wine Dispute (Feb 18/18)

Industry Experts Submit Recommendations to B.C.’s Liquor Distribution Branch (Feb 4/18)

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

N.B. Government Seeks Industry Feedback on Changes to Liquor Control Act (June 10/18)

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

Online Ordering Now Available for Nova Scotia Licensees (June 10/18)

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 Extends Service Hours During World Cup (June 10/18)

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)


Restaurants Canada in the Loop on Quebec Alcohol Discounts (June 10/18)

The End of Bottle Stamping in Quebec? (May 27/18)

Restaurants Canada Fights for Alcohol Licencees in Quebec (April 27/18)

Mémoire sur le Projet de Loi 170 (April 17/18)

Quebec Government Banning High-Sugar, High-Alcohol Beverages from Convenience and Grocery Stores (March 18/18)

Quebec Set to Modernize its Alcohol License System (Feb 18/18)

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)


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