Liquor will be sold in B.C. grocery stores starting April 1, 2015

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VICTORIA - Attorney General Suzanne Anton says liquor sales in British Columbia grocery stores start on April 1, 2015.

She says April Fool's Day also marks the first day restrictions are lifted at B.C. Liquor Stores.

Anton says government-run liquor stores will now be permitted to open on Sunday's, with longer hours and the stores will offer chilled products, similar to private liquor outlets.

She says grocery store liquor sales will fall under the store-within-store model where consumers must go to a special section of the market to purchase alcohol.

Anton says the changes offer greater consumer choice, convenience and fair wholesale pricing across the industry.

The changes are part of the Liberal government's wide-ranging initiative to modernize B.C.'s liquor regulations.


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