BC Govt appointment: Asst Deput Minister of LCLB

Effective January 9, 2017, Doug Scott, currently Assistant Deputy Minister of Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB), will be taking on a new role with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation as Assistant Deputy Minister, Negotiations and Regional Operations.  Apart from managing the ongoing operations of the LCLB, Doug was instrumental in leading substantial change to British Columbia’s liquor licensing regime through the Liquor Policy Review and the successful passage of the new Liquor Control and Licensing Act and Regulation which takes effect in January, 2017.  I would like to thank Doug for his exceptional leadership and change management over the past three years at LCLB.  I know you join me in wishing Doug all the very best as he assumes his new role!

Also effective January 9, 2017, Michelle Carr, will assume the role of Assistant Deputy Minister, LCLB.  Since May 2014, Michelle has been Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Assessment Operations with the Environmental Assessment Office.  Michelle has been employed by the BC Public Service since 1996 in a variety of economic development, compliance and enforcement, negotiations, policy and legislative portfolios.  Michelle holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Geography from the University of Victoria, and recently obtained a Certificate in Advanced Leadership from the Sauder School of Business Executive program.  I look forward to working with Michelle – please join me in offering her a warm welcome to the Ministry!

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Regards,Tim McEwan

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

  and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch