PEI Liquor Control Commission

To regulate the sales and distribution of liquor products across PEI.

What is the function of the commission?

The Commission has the following functions, duties and powers:

  • (a) to buy, import and have in its possession for sale, and sell, liquors, in the manner set forth in this Act;
  • (b) to control the possession, sale and delivery of liquors in accordance with this Act;
  • (c) to determine the locations where stores or liquor agencies will be established in the province;
    • (c.1) with the prior approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, to establish and operate liquor agencies at approved premises and appoint vendors authorizing them to sell liquor or specified kinds of liquor thereat in accordance with the regulations;
  • (d) to grant or issue, or to decline to grant or issue, permits for the purchase of liquor, and to suspend or cancel such permits;
  • (e) to lease, furnish and equip any building or land required for the operation of this Act;
  • (f) to buy or lease plants and equipment necessary and useful in carrying into effect the objects and purposes of this Act;
  • (g) with the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council,
    • (i) to acquire by purchase, lease, exchange, hire or otherwise and to hold land, buildings, easements, privileges, licenses, concessions, rights and powers and, generally property of all kinds, whether real or personal, movable or immovable, or any interest therein, for the objects and purposes of this Act,
    • (ii) to construct, erect and maintain either by the Commission or other parties on the land of the Commission or upon any other lands or property, buildings, roads, sewers and all other works, erections and things of any description whatsoever and whether of the foregoing kind or not, and generally to alter, improve, or otherwise deal with the lands and other property of the Commission,
    • (iii) to borrow or raise money for any of the purposes of this Act in such manner as the Commission shall think fit and, in particular by the issue of bonds, debentures or any other security whatsoever whether of the foregoing kind or not, and to secure the repayment of any money borrowed, raised or owing by the Commission by mortgage, charge or lien upon the whole or any part of the Commission's property or assets, whether present or future, and also by a similar mortgage, charge or lien to secure and guarantee the performance by the Commission of any obligation or liability it may undertake;
  • (h) to designate officials to issue and grant permits under this Act;
    • (i) to determine the nature, form and capacity of packages used for containing liquor kept or sold under this Act;
  • (j) to grant or issue, or to decline to grant or issue, licenses under and pursuant to this Act, and to suspend and cancel such licenses;
    • (j.1) to attach terms and conditions to a license granted or issued under this Act or the regulations;
  • (k) to suspend any vendor, officer, clerk or other employee appointed under this Act;
  • (l) without in any way limiting or being limited by the foregoing, to do all such things as are considered necessary or advisable by the Commission for the purpose of carrying into effect this Act and the regulations;
  • (m) to employ officers, clerks and other employees required for the operation of this Act, subject to the Civil Service Act.

Primary Role:  Adjudicative

Material Role

  • Strategic Development 
  • Managerial/Oversight 

How many people are on the commission?

The commission shall consist of five members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

What are the requirements of commission members?

Work & Experience Requirements
A knowledge of the Liquor Control Act is recommended.

Skills Required
Mediation skills.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

Chair - $200/diem and Members - $142/diem.

What is the time commitment of the commission?

Regular meetings.

The term of office of members of the Commission including the chairman, is three years. Members are eligible for reappointment but shall not serve more than two consecutive terms.

PEI Liquor Control Commission Membership
Term Start
Term End
Quentin Bevan, Chair
Queens County
May 17, 2019
May 17, 2022
Susan Milligan
Prince County
May 23, 2020
May 23, 2023
Perry Gotell
Kings County
May 23, 2020
May 23, 2023
Nicole DesRoche
Prince County
March 26, 2019 March 26, 2022
Kim Griffin, Vice chair
Queens County
August 11, 2018*
August 11, 2021
PEI Cannabis Management Corporation Board Members
Name County Term Start Term End

Quentin Bevan, Chair

Queens May 17, 2019 May 27, 2022
Susan Milligan Prince

May 23, 2020

May 23, 2023
Perry Gotell Kings May 23, 2020 May 23, 2023
Kim Griffin Queens August 11, 2018 August 11, 2021
Nicole DesRoche Prince March 26, 2019 March 26, 2022

How can I apply?  

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI

Who can I contact?

PEI Liquor Control Commission
3 Garfield Street, P.O. Box 967
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7M4

Published date: 
June 9, 2020
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

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