The Man

Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission — Alberta’s liquor industry is “fully privatized”, but AGLC regulates the manufacture, importation, sale, purchase, possession, storage, transportation, and consumption of liquor in Alberta.

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario — Responsible for administering, among other statutes, the Liquor Licence Act and the Liquor Control Act

Alcool New Brunswick (ANBL) — Surprise! A crown corporation responsible for all beverage alcohol in the province of New Brunswick.

BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch — A branch of the BC Ministry of Justice which regulates, among other things, Ubrews in BC.

British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) — The¬†Liquor Distribution Act gives the LDB the sole right to purchase beverage alcohol within BC and from outside the province. The LDB is similar to Ontario’s LCBO.

Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions — National association of provincial boards, commissions, or crown corporations¬†which oversee the control, distribution, and sale of beverage alcohol.

Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) — The largest single purchaser of beverage alcohol in North America, the LCBO is the government-owned monopoly controlling the purchase and sale of alcohol in Ontario (with some exceptions).

Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) — A crown corporation controlling beverage alcohol in Manitoba. MLCC also operates Liquor Marts and Liquor Mart Express stores.

Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) — Still another crown corporation monopolising the importation, sale, and distribution of beverage alcohol. NLC is also a retailer, wholesaler, and manufacturer (Rock Spirits like Old Sam Rum… no beer, though, which is perhaps fortunate for the province’s population) of beverage alcohol.

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) — Crown corporation in Nova Scotia which controls liquor in Nova Scotia.

Nunavut Liquor Commission — One of the branches of government responsible for liquor in Nunavut. Nunavut Liquor Management controls the NLC as well as Liquor Enforcement and Inspections.

NWT Liquor Corporation — Government branch which controls liquor in the Northwest Territories.

PEI Liquor Control Commission — A crown corporation which controls the purchase, control, and sale of all beverage alcohol in PEI. PEILCC also regulates licencing and inspecting licensed premises.

Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) — Yet another crown corporation responsible for the distribution, regulation, management and operation of liquor (and gaming) in Saskatchewan.

Societe des alcools du Quebec (SAQ) — Crown corporation which controls the sale of alcohol in La Belle Province.

Yukon Liquor Corporation — Liquor in the Yukon: Luxury or Necessity? If you need it, YLC has it in one of its six stores in the territory.