Liquor Distribution Branch
The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB), aka the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, is one of the two governmental bodies responsible for regulating and monitoring the liquor industry in the Canadian province of British Columbia within the Ministry of Energy and Mines, under Minister Rich Coleman. The other is the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB).
The LDB is the only organization allowed to purchase, import, and distribute alcoholic beverages in British Columbia. They employ more than 3,500 people, and operate 197 (as of January, 2010) government liquor stores under the BC Liquor Stores name, found all across the province.
BC Liquor Stores' prices are uniform throughout all locations across the province.
Privately operated liquor stores in BC also sell liquor and receive a 16 per cent discount off the government liquor store prices and set their own retail prices.
- Société des alcools du Québec
- Liquor Control Board of Ontario
- Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission 
- Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority 
- Manitoba Liquor Control Commission 
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