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Liquor Licence Act (Ontario)

The Liquor Licence Act of Ontario is a provincial act in Ontario dealing with licensing and possession of alcohol. In most cases the act impacts eateries requiring a licence to serve alcohol.

The origins of this act lie in the Prohibition period when alcohol was deemed illegal. The act was introduced in draft in 1926 by the government of Premier

  • Text of the Liquor Licence Act, from the Government of Ontario

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Several revisions to the act have been made to reflect changes to liquor laws in Ontario, such as in 2015, when premier Kathleen Wynne and her advisor Ed Clark allowed the sale of six-packs of beer in Ontario grocery stores amid a Toronto Star exclusive on the anti-competitive practices made by the Beer Store.

The act is also used as the basis for qualification for provincial regulations, such as the Ontario Deposit Return Program.

Under the provisions of the act, alcohol is still sold by the province at the LCBO, but also sold by non-government locations like The Beer Store (as Brewers Warehousing Company Limited in 1927); the Wine Rack (Ontario) and Vineyard Estates/Wine Country started as retail stores of Vincor and Andrew Peller wineries respectively before the province restricted growth of winery stores in 1987.[2] Agency stores, small retailers licensed by the LCBO appeared in 1962.

) in 1947, which is now responsible for licensing of establishments serving liquor. Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act (Ontario) (now Liquor Licensing Board of Ontario to monitor and control sale of liquor in the province. The act later created the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and helped established the [1]

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