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A good opportunity to provide input on booze rules
Editor: I am writing as a resident of Canada who moved here from England. I have observed something strange in B.C. — alcohol is only sold from liquor stores. Coming from England, I find this strange.
Throughout Europe and the U.S., alcohol can be purchased from any supermarket, gas station or even corner store. This is common practice in most countries around the world.
The laws in B.C. cause an inconvenience for many people who do not have a liquor store close to their homes. This causes people to take an extra journey in their already busy lives. This inconvenience is much worse for people who may live in secluded areas.
I believe the laws regarding alcohol are very outdated and need to be changed to benefit the public, and bring the laws in line with the rest of the developed world.
The government has reached out to the public and asked for their insight on how they feel the laws could be changed. This shows that even the government acknowledges the laws are outdated and need to be changed. I urge anybody with input to give their insight on this issue at: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/liquorpolicyreview/.