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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.

RESOURCES

Laws & Regulations

Liquor Legislation Across Canada
Liquor Service Training Regulations Across Canada

Pricing & Distribution

Raise the Bar report card on provincial liquor systems
2016 progress report on activities since Raise the Bar

Responsible Service

Best Practices for Responsible Service
(PDF download)

British Columbia
Free tools and resources from go2HR

CAMPAIGNS

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

LATEST NEWS

Canada

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)

Alberta

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

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

British Columbia

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

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

B.C.’s liquor policies are changing (Nov. 3/16)

Newfoundland

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

Positive changes to liquor policies (Jul. 11/16)

Nova Scotia

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

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

Positive changes to liquor policies (Jul. 11/16)

Ontario

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

Update to Raise the Bar (Feb. 19/16)

Prince Edward Island

P.E.I. Takes Action to Reduce Red Tape for Island Restaurants (Aug. 26/16)

Changes to liquor policies (Jul. 11/16)

Quebec

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)

A Victory for Raise the Bar! (Feb. 19/16)

Saskatchewan

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

Raise the Bar Victory! (Mar. 7/16)

Yukon

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