Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan announces the Alberta Liberal Plan for AGLC Reforms.
Khan stated, “An Alberta Liberal government will reform AGLC to grow business and boost lifestyle choices for Albertans. This will include modernizing both alcohol and cannabis regulations. AGLC is a restrictive Government monopoly. We will give Albertans more freedom and fun.
“Most Albertans drink responsibly. AGLC’s arbitrary and restrictive regulations treat Albertans like children. We will end that Big Government interference.
“We will eliminate numerous restrictions on alcohol sale and consumption. We will allow liquor at festivals. We will allow liquor at picnics in public parks. We will make it easier to acquire a liquor license for special events. We will reduce restrictions on activities at events where liquor is served. AGLC will no longer be allowed to deny liquor licenses if it deems the entertainment bizarre.
“We will end the AGLC cannabis distribution monopoly. This monopoly has exacerbated a supply shortage that could cost 1,800 jobs and $13 million. We will allow cannabis retailers to find their own distributors and suppliers.
“We will end the AGLC liquor distribution monopoly. This archaic model is rooted in Prohibition from a hundred years ago. We live in 2019, not 1929.
“We will also lift restrictions on breweries to make them more competitive. We will allow them to sell their products directly to restaurants, bars and consumers.
“We will reform AGLC to create jobs and add a little fun. We will give Albertans a better lifestyle. They deserve it.”