BC NDP appoints Mark Hicken as Liquor Policy Advisor

Government has retained Mark Hicken, a long-time wine industry lawyer and expert, as a liquor policy advisor to liaise with industry stakeholders and provide recommendations to government on ways to support B.C.’s industry.

Reporting through the Ministry of Attorney General, Hicken will lead outreach to B.C.’s beer, wine and spirits stakeholders, including the manufacturing, retail and hospitality sectors, to gather input on areas of interest.

As a liquor policy advisor, Hicken will also advise government on the creation of a B.C. beer, wine, and spirits panel – a government platform commitment to support a sector that employs thousands of British Columbians.

For direct link: www.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017AG0037-001864