What’s changed?

LGA staff are empowered to issue liquor and gaming licences and to address concerns or complaints about liquor- and gaming-related issues. Most matters are handled by LGA staff up to the executive director, but when there is a dispute or disagreement over a decision or order by the executive director, clients have the right to appeal the decision or order.

Appeals related to licenses, permits and approvals under The Liquor and Gaming Control Act are heard and decided upon by the LGA board. The is the same process that was in place for gaming-related appeals under the former Manitoba Gaming Control Commission and replaces the former Manitoba Liquor Control Commission’s Liquor Licensing Board that reviewed and approved liquor licences and conducted hearings.