When a province changes its rules, Vancouver City Councillor George Affleck says the city then has to follow suit with its own bylaws.
B-C recently changed liquor regulations to allow the sale of craft spirits, beer and wine at farmers’ markets.
Affleck says there has been a large interest from vendors wanting to sell at the Vancouver farmers’ markets – so putting forth a motion was necessary.
“We need to get this done as fast as possible in order to take advantage of summer and that was the intent of my motion. Really let’s move as fast as possible in this bureaucracy to make sure the people of this city get what they want as fast as possible.”
The city of Vancouver will be putting forth a one season pilot program to allow the sale of craft liquor at their farmers’ markets effective immediately.