Liquor Distribution Branch

LIQUOR DISTRIBUTION BRANCH (LDB) was established as the Liquor Control Board (LCB) in 1921 by the Government Liquor Act, the same legislation that abolished PROHIBITION. The 3-person board was set up to regulate the sale of liquor through government stores, making BC the first province to choose government control of liquor distribution. The first stores opened on 15 June 1921. Following a 1924 plebiscite, the government began allowing sales of beer by the glass in licensed premises; hotel beer...

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