Few regulations anger Canadians more than those that deal with alcohol. The politics around liquor regulation is at times a nasty brew of taxation, protectionism and good old fashion moralization.
Mix in political pandering to big business, shake with entrenched unionized labour and garnish with a never-ending dose of consumer frustration and there you have the state of B.C.’s liquor laws.
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RegulatorWatch.com – December 15, 2015.