DINER: Wouldn’t It Be Grand If This Heralded The Beginning Of The End For The LDB?
It would be nice to see the plodding, cruel and especially unusual Monopolosaurus that controls our booze go the way of the Late Cretaceous, but no – failing this - the time is not yet upon us. And so we are forced to read from the annals of babysteps…
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon thinks British Columbia can generate a minimum $706 million from sale of surplus properties as well as privatizing its liquor warehousing operations.
Falcon noted in a media briefing prior to Tuesday’s budget that the Christy Clark Liberals have issued a request for proposals [RFP] to bid on the Liquor Distribution Branch’s warehousing facilities and associated distribution services as part of a land sale involving less than two per cent of the value of B.C.’s property holdings.
“Government has on its books at any one time surplus properties in particular but surplus assets that are non-strategic, that are costing us money. They sit on our books, when we could actually turn them into economic generators,” Falcon said.
Mr. Falcon, tear down this wall. The system that determines the manner in which BC businesses and residents go about getting a drink is rotten to its ugly, bleeding core.