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Provincial Politics: New Rule Makes Bootleggers Pay The Price
Submitted. Today at a ‘Think Before You Let Them Drink’ event, Advanced Education Minister and North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto applauded another step taken by Minister Rich Coleman to help put a stop to bootlegging.
The Province is modernizing B.C.’s liquor laws to ensure people caught supplying youth with alcohol are penalized.
Changes being made to help stop bootlegging:
· Police and liquor inspectors now will have the ability to issue $575 tickets for people caught supplying liquor to minors, also known as bootlegging. This change will help reduce minors’ access to alcohol.
· Currently, police hand out court appearance notices for violations. This change will free up police and court resources.
· Accused parties still have the ability to dispute the ticket in court, but the ticket is valid and payable, if not challenged.
· This reinforces our commitment to reducing access to alcohol by minors.