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Licensee Handbook Review

Liquor Bulletin 
 

December 14, 2020

This bulletin is to advise liquor licensees that a comprehensive review of the Licensee Handbook (LH) was recently undertaken. As a result of this review, a number of policy amendments were approved. Highlights of the amendments include:

  • rearranging and simplifying the ProServe and ProTect sections (1.6 and 1.7);
  • removing or easing requirements related to kitchen equipment, washrooms, bar and furnishing requirements for Class A licensees (3.1 and 3.2);
  • combining and simplifying the requirements for the various types of Class B licences (3.3.1 – 3.3.6);
  • eliminating the minimum number of hotel rooms for a Class D General Off Sales licence (3.6.1);
  • removing the requirement for a hotel to have a Class A licence in order to qualify for a Class D General Off Sales licence (3.6.2);
  • streamlining the Supervision of Patrons and Illegal Drugs sections (5.6 and 5.9);
  • reducing requirements in the Nude Entertainment section (5.11);
  • deleting the Occupant Load and Refunds for Delivery Problems sections (5.13 and 6.7);
  • deleting duplication with the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act (GLCA) from Section 6, Liquor Purchases and Returns and merging various policies within the same section;
  • deleting duplication with the Retail Liquor Store Handbook in Sections 3.6, 7.3, 7.7, 8.2, 8.3, 8.5, 8.7 and 8.8;
  • deleting duplication with the Liquor Agency Handbook from Sections 7.5, 7.7, 7.8 and 7.9; and
  • deleting duplication with the Manufacturer Handbook in Section 5.5.

The revised LH may be accessed on AGLC’s website at aglc.ca.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AGLC’s Compliance Branch at inspections.mailbox@aglc.ca.

 

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