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B.C.'s liquor policy coming to Kelowna

KELOWNA – Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country, and Steve Thomson, MLA for Kelowna-Mission are encouraging the public to attend a town hall event with the Parliamentary Secretary for B.C.’s Liquor Policy Review, John Yap, on Tuesday, October 22.

The public meeting, chaired by MLA Letnick, will take place at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre from 7:00pm until 8:30pm, and will provide an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and share their thoughts for balanced, common-sense policy changes to B.C.’s liquor laws. 

Since August, Parliamentary Secretary John Yap has been meeting with groups throughout the province, including local governments, police, First Nations, and industry to hear their ideas and comments. Starting on September 14, members of the public have been invited to join the discussion through online conversation, letters, emails, and Twitter Townhalls, which will continue until October 31. The consultations will inform a report that is to be submitted to Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton by November 25.

“I look forward to having my colleague, Parliamentary Secretary John Yap, here in Kelowna for this public town hall on the Liquor Policy Review. This is an excellent opportunity for members of our community and interested stakeholders to have yet another way of providing input into B.C.’s laws,” said Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country. “I would encourage anyone interested to join us for this town hall, and to participate in this important discussion.”

MLA Steve Thomson also encouraged Kelowna residents to attend. “This conversation is taking place across the province and in many different forms, including twitter, email, letters, and radio shows. The public meeting, hosted by my colleague Norm Letnick, is a great way for residents of Kelowna and interested stakeholders to share their views and have their questions answered.”

For more information on B.C.’s Liquor Policy Review, or to provide input, visit the website.

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