Regulatory Compliance
All licensees are responsible for knowing and following the rules set out in the Liquor Control Act, Liquor Licensing Regulations, the Smoke-free Environment Act and the specific terms and conditions of their license. NLC's Regulatory Services department is responsible for taking enforcement action if a licensee does not comply with the law.

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Liquor Establishment Inspectors conduct regular inspections of all licensed premises to ensure they comply with the Acts and Regulations. These inspections may be done without notice to the license holder. Liquor Establishment Inspectors may also do other unannounced inspections from time to time to monitor compliance or to follow-up on a complaint or report of questionable activity.

Special Event License
Anyone holding a Special Event License must follow the terms and conditions as set out in their license - including not serving liquor to a minor or to someone who is intoxicated. These licensees may also be inspected by a Liquor Establishment Inspector at any time.

If a Liquor Establishment Inspector determines a licensee has failed to comply with the Liquor Control Act, Liquor Licensing Regulations and/or the Smoke-free Environment Act, the inspector will issue an unsatisfactory Inspection Report. The Inspection Report will explain the violations identified by the Liquor Establishment Inspector.

Non-Compliance Consequences
•Letter of reprimand
•Suspension of license
•Cancellation of license