Liquor Distribution Branch
The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB), a.k.a. the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, is one of the two governmental bodies responsible for distributing alcoholic beverages and regulating and monitoring the liquor industry in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The LDB operates under the Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia
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.
The other governmental body is the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB), which is responsible for regulating and monitoring the industry.
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.
On December 5, 2017, the BC Provincial Government determined that the Liquor Distribution Branch would be the sole distributor of recreational marijuana or Cannabis, once the Federal Government legalizes it on July 1, 2018. More information
- Société des alcools du Québec
- Liquor Control Board of Ontario
- Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
- Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
- Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
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