Earlier, we noted the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch's stores reported just 69 percent compliance in fiscal 2005/06 with a government regulation requiring liquor licensees to ask anyone who appears to be under 25 for two pieces of identification. Solicitor General John Les has promised to increase that compliance rate - a goal which should now be much easier to meet. On Friday, the government discarded that regulation - which was applied to its stores on March 14, 2003 - because it was "difficult to enforce." So now only those who appear to be under 19 will be required to show two pieces of identification. Fancy that!
February 22, 2007