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December 11, 2013

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Experts on BCs liquor policy recommendations

Two University of Victoria experts are available to discuss the provincial government’s support of Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Policy Reform John Yap’s report on liquor policy reform. Premier Christy Clark made the announcement today in Kelowna.

Dr. Tim Stockwell (CARBC/Dept. of Psychology) is UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) director, and a researcher in alcohol policy. His submission to BC’s Liquor Policy Review on behalf of CARBC included a number of specific recommendations for provincial policies to better consider the health and social impacts of alcohol. (Office: 250-472-5445 or timstock@uvic.ca)

Kara Thompson (CARBC/research associate) co-authored the report, “Reducing alcohol-related harms and costs in British Columbia: A provincial summary report.” She is an expert in alcohol policy and youth substance use. (murrayk@uvic.ca)


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