(Jan. 15/14) CRFA is closely monitoring NDP MPP Rosario Marchese’s new private member’s bill that seeks to allow municipalities to create different classes of licensed establishments. Mr. Marchese also wants to enable municipalities to complain to the License Appeal Tribunal “on behalf of citizens,” regardless of whether a citizen has made a complaint.

As it stands, obtaining a new or amended liquor licence in Ontario is a long, complicated and costly process for members. If passed, this new bill would layer on more regulation, with the possibility of 400 different regulatory regimes across the province.

CRFA will ensure MPPs know how destructive this legislation could be to Ontario restaurateurs.

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