Drunken rowdyism? Fine!

December 30, 2009 at 10:22 am 1 comment

I wrote below about the Late Night task force. Today I was happy to learn the Province will increase fines for those who cause disorder, particularly Downtown. The Times Colonist reports here:

Tickets for those who break the province’s liquor rules will rise to $230 for many offences, effective Jan. 1. The new fines bring B.C.’s penalties for liquor abuse closer in line with those in other provinces. B.C.’s fines hadn’t been increased since 1986.

Previously, a minor caught with liquor in B.C. faced only a $58 penalty, compared to $100 in Alberta, $200 in Saskatchewan and $452 in Nova Scotia. With the changes, B.C.’s fine for minors rises to $230.

Penalties for bar owners who continue to serve an intoxicated patron increase from $115 to $230. Fines for consuming liquor in a public place and disorderly conduct also rise to $230. Public-intoxication tickets jump from $58 to $115.

A harsh penalty is a strong incentive in the fight to keep our sidewalks clean (ick!).

Entry filed under: social issues, Victoria's economy.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Michelle C  |  February 18, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    More power to you!


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