Is it political correctness getting way out of hand or a fair attempt to avoid political bias? This is why you won’t be seeing government liquor store employees dressed up this year.
They are two of the most polarizing figures in the world.
And as you probably saw at Halloween parties over the weekend, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton costumes are flying off the shelves.
But you won’t be seeing a government liquor store employee dressed up as a presidential hopeful this year, or dressed up at all.
The BC Liquor Distribution Branch says it’s banning costumes for all BC Liquor Stores employees to “maintain political neutrality.”
In a statement to CKNW communications manager, Rashpal Rai says the decision was not only based on the fact it’s an election year.
“Employees are expected to wear their uniforms while working in the stores for a few reasons, including allowing customers to easily identify employees while shopping and workplace safety,” said Rai.
He says they will be providing clarification to employees regarding dress code for special events and holidays.