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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Liquor Control and Licensing Branch
Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT
Fifty-Seventh Annual Report
April 1, 1977, to March 31, 1978
Printed by K. M. MacDonald, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1979
  To the Honourable Henry P. Bell-Irving
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
The undersigned has the honour to present the Fifty-seventh Annual Report
of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch of the Ministry of Consumer and
Corporate Affairs, covering the fiscal year ended March 31, 1978.
JAMES A. NIELSEN
Minister of Consumer and
Corporate Affairs
Ministry of Consumer and
Corporate Affairs,
Victoria, B.C., April 4,1979.
 Liquor Control and Licensing Branch,
Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs,
Victoria, B.C., April 4, 1979.
The Honourable J. A. Nielsen,
Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
Sir: I have the honour to transmit herewith the Fifty-seventh Annual Report
of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch covering the fiscal year ended March
31, 1978.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
V. C. WOODLAND
General Manager,
Liquor Control and Licensing Branch
 Report of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch
The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch presents the Fifty-seventh Annual
Report covering operations for the period April 1, 1977, to March 31, 1978.
The related reports as required by section 85 of the Liquor Control and
Licensing Act follow.
STAFF
The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch acknowledges with pleasure the
co-operation and loyalty of the members of the staff during the year under review.
The number of employees on the permanent staff of the Liquor Control and
Licensing Branch as of March 31, 1978, was 46.
PERMITS AND SPECIAL OCCASION LICENCES
Pursuant to the provisions of regulation 1 (1) of the Liquor Control and
Licensing Act, the revenue derived from the sale of special occasion licences
during the period April 1, 1977, to March 31, 1978, amounted to $157,795. The
total revenue from the sale of permits and special occasion licences has been transmitted to the Honourable Minister of Finance to be accounted for as part of the
general revenue of the Province.
LICENCES
The following summary indicates the number of licences issued, the licences
transferred, and the number of licences suspended or cancelled during the period
under review.
Licences
Issued
Licences
Transferred
A Licences
     1,086
86
B Licences
            2,352
266
C Licences .
      264
45
D Licences .
      124
15
E Licences .
Totals  	
  3,826
412
Licences
Suspended
Surrendered or
Cancelled
A Licences .
        30
42
B Licences .
        13
58
C Licences .
        41
15
D Licences .
           5
Totals 	
        89
115
 6 BRITISH COLUMBIA
PENALTIES AND PROCEDURES
Disposition of liquor seized and forfeited to the Crown was carried out in
accordance with the provisions of section 75 of the Liquor Control and Licensing
Act.
INSPECTION DEPARTMENT
The following is an analysis of inspections, investigations, and interviews
carried out by the Inspectors of the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch during
the period under review:
Premises covered by A Licences  24,063
Premises covered by B Licences  13,210
Premises covered by C Licences  1,357
Premises covered by D Licences  1,170
Total number of investigations   6,112
Total number of interviews  11,327
Total number of miles travelled by various means of transportation   1,463,225
Improvements in existing hotels have continued throughout the Province,
both in the hotels proper and licensed premises, involving an expenditure of
$23,809,728.
New hotel construction, providing first class accommodation for the travelling
public, totalled a capital outlay of $9,350,000. This was spent on four hotels with
a total of 335 rooms.   In each instance the hotels are a credit to the hotel industry.
This department has enjoyed the utmost co-operation from the various law
enforcement bodies and all organizations associated with licensed premises through-
out the Province, for which the Branch wishes to express its thanks.
SUMMARY OF PROSECUTIONS UNDER SECTION 91  OF
LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT
THE
Number of
Cases
Dismissed
Jailed
Fined
Probation
Suspended
Section 018:
False Information in Application 	
Section 039:
2
18
196
4,008
67
25
29
781
8
311
8
60
389
17
3
15
1
2
9
129
3,438
49
22
13
656
2
209
i
4
166
1
1
18
1
24
Section 040:
Section 041:
Section 042:
Section 043:
I
2        I        	
Section 045:
13
93
4
74
2
14
1
4
Section 047:
Consumption of Liquor in Public Place
Section 048:
Drunkenness in Public Place _	
Section 052:
Request to leave Licensed Establishment...
5,445
660
40
4,529
216
 LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH 7
LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT AND REGULATIONS
AND AMENDMENTS THERETO
Order in Council 1725, dated May 27, 1977, approved and ordered the termination
of appointments of members of the British Columbia Liquor Board.
Order in Council 1726, dated May 27, 1977, approved and ordered amendments
be made to sections 1, 4, 5, 7, 17, 23, 24 and 25 of the Liquor Control and
Licensing Regulations.
Order in Council 3101, dated October 7, 1977, proclaimed the Liquor Control and
Licensing Amendment Act, 1977, S.B.C. 1977, chapter 39.
Order in Council 3204, dated October 20, 1977, approved and ordered the repeal
and substitution of section 22 of the Liquor Control and Licensing Regulations.
Order in Council 3205, dated October 20, 1977, approved and ordered amendments
be made to sections 6 and 11 of the Liquor Control and Licensing Regulations.
Order in Council 307, dated February 10, 1978, approved and ordered the addition
of sections 26 and 27 to the Liquor Control and Licensing Regulations.
Order in Council 443, dated February 24, 1978, approved and ordered that the
product known as "Wonder Wine" is declared to be liquor.
LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING REVENUE
FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1978
Annual Licence Issuance Fees  380,500
Liquor Purchase Assessment Fees  6,575,614
Transfer Fees  20,600
Special Occasion Licences   157,851
7,134,565
Printed by K. M. MacDonald, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1979
1030-679-2805
 

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