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Licence Line

AGCO´s quarterly newsletter for liquor sales licensees

Licence Line is a quarterly publication that provides timely information and news on regulations governing the sale and service of beverage alcohol in Ontario.  The articles cover topical issues in the industry, including: changes to the Liquor Licence Act and Regulations and how these may impact licensees, updates on licensing requirements, information on improving safety and compliance, seasonal reminders, and much more.

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Licence Line - September 2013

  2013 Edition (Volume 13: Issue 4)
(cover) From the Chair…, Holiday Season: Tips for maintaining compliance with the law! (pg 2) Decision Summary, AGCO website has lots of information! (pg 3) Tips for maintaining compliance with the law! (cont’d) (pg 4) Illegal use of gaming machines in licensed establishments, Illegal use Timeline requirements: Requirements for using a caterer’s endorsement gaming machines in licensed establishments, Community organization tackles unsafe drinking among students (pg 5) Licensee article: Windsor bar owners working with the AGCO to improve customer experience and profitability organization tackles unsafe drinking among students (pg 6) Responsible Service Tip Sheet: Important information for licensees who get involved in planning special events, concerts or festivals, Top 10 liquor-related topics from the AGCO internet website, New AGCO Window Decals: “Licensed to Sell and Serve Alcohol” (pg7) Best Bar None now in its 2nd year, Chair’s column (cont’d) (pg8) Know the Liquor Laws Educational Seminars.

  2013 Edition (Volume 13: Issue 3)
(cover) AGCO to post Public Notice of liquor sales licence applications on its website, Chair’s column, Open Ontario” pilot project looks to streamline inspections process across agencies, (pg 2) Decision Summary, Vaporizing liquor (AWOL - Alcohol without liquor) (pg 3) Best Bar None, Pricing and promotion of liquor) (pg 4) Medical Marijuana, Buy liquor only from a Government Store, AGCO website has lots of information! (pg 5) The “Big Five” Infractions (pg 6) Know the Liquor Laws Educational Seminars.

  2013 Edition (Volume 13: Issue 2)
(cover) “Getting Ready for Summer” Issue, Patio season is around the corner, Chair’s Column, (pg 2) New AGCO Window Decals: “Licensed to sell and serve alcohol”, Make sure all staff complete the mandatory Smart Serve training program, ATTENTION ALL LICENSEES —We want to hear from you! (pg 3) Sandy’s Law, Eleanor Meslin appointed Chair of AGCO, AGCO members receive high honours for community service, Chair’s column (cont’d) (pg 4) Decision Summary, AGCO website has lots of information (pg 5) Getting ready for summer (cont’d), Submitting a temporary extension application (pg 6) Know the Liquor Laws Educational Seminars.

  2013 Edition (Volume 13: Issue 1)
(cover) Chair’s Column, Continued trend of higher compliance rates, fewer suspensions in 2012 (pg 2) Decision Summary, AGCO website gets new look, improved search function (pg 3) Licensees invited to attend AGCO Information Booth at the CRFA Trade Show, Personalized “Know the Liquor Laws” seminars now available on request, AGCO website has lots of information!(pg 4) Best Bar None Accreditation Program launches in Ontario, Change to Ontario driver’s licences and photo ID cards will help keep alcohol out of minors’ reach, Chair’s column (cont’d) (pg 5) Continued trend of higher compliance rates, fewer suspensions in 2012 (cont’d) (pg 6) Know the Liquor Laws Educational Seminars

  2012 Edition (Volume 12: Issue 4)
(cover) Chair’s Column, Planning to offer an all-you-can-drink package on New Year’s Eve? (pg 2) Decision Summary, Chair’s column cont’d, AGCO website has lots of information! (pg 3) Holiday Safety Decorating Tips, Changing drink prices during the day (pg 4) New and updated liquor information materials now available, All-you-can-drink package column cont’d, New Year’s Eve hours column cont’d (pg 5) AGCO partners with OACP on province-wide liquor licence inspection/education program, Poker events in licensed establishments,(pg 6) Know the Liquor Laws, Have Questions Answered

  2012 Edition (Volume 12: Issue 3)
(cover) Chair’s Column, Licensees responsible for conduct outside their premises — helps keep the neighbourhood safe and peaceful (pg 2) Decision Summary, Chair’s column cont’d, AGCO window decals: “Licensed to Sell and Serve Alcohol” (pg 3) Liquor establishment owners may provide complimentary drinks, Licensees no longer need to obtain a stadium endorsement, Product sampling in licensed premises, Outdoor public events involving liquor sales licensed establishments (pg 4) Licensing of areas where the public is normally permitted, New and updated liquor materials now available, AGCO website has lots of information (pg 5) New Director of Investigations appointed, Taking responsible measures cont’d, Overcrowding in liquor licensed establishments (pg 6) Know the Liquor Laws Educational Seminars.

  2012 Edition (Volume 12: Issue 2)
(cover) Chair’s Column, Joint Forces Operations – working in partnership with local police and municipal agencies (pg 2) Joint Forces Operations cont’d, Chair’s column cont’d, AGCO window decals: “Licensed to Sell and Serve Alcohol” (pg 3) Decision Summary (pg 4) “Last Drink” Program: AGCO partners with local police to reduce impaired driving and enhance public safety, Applying for a temporary liquor licence extension, AGCO website has lots of information! (pg 5) Special Occasion Permits – Amendments to Regulation 389/91 of the Liquor Licence Act (pg 6) Know the Liquor Laws: 8,000 attend free Educational Seminars across the province.

  2012 Edition (Volume 12: Issue 1)
(cover) Chair’s Column, The “Big Five”: Liquor licence infractions that pose the greatest risk to public safety and are the primary focus for AGCO Inspectors, Renewing a licence: Is it time to renew your liquor sales licence (pg 2) Liquor licence renewals cont’d, Patio season is around the corner, Patio noise complaints (pg 3) Checking ID: Identify minors before they enter liquor licensed establishments (pg 4-5) Decision Summary (pg 5) Chair’s Column (cont’d), AGCO website has lots of information (pg 6) Sandy’s Law (pg 7) New and updated liquor information materials now available, New AGCO window decals: “Licensed to Sell and Serve Alcohol”, Make sure all staff complete the mandatory Smart Serve training program (pg 8) Know the liquor laws: Free educational seminars continue, Educational seminars calendar,  The “Big Five” cont’d.

For Licence Line publications from 1998 to 2011, please see our Direct Internal Link  AGCO Licence Line Archive .