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The New Brunswick Liquor Corporation
(or Alcool NB Liquor
) is a provincial Crown corporation of the Canadian province of New Brunswick
New Brunswick is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the only province in the federation that is constitutionally bilingual . The provincial capital is Fredericton and Saint John is the most populous city. Greater Moncton is the largest Census Metropolitan Area...
, and is responsible for the purchase, importation, distribution, and retail activity for all beverage alcohol in the Province. Alcool NB Liquor (ANBL) is directed by a seven member Board of Directors. Decisions and directions from the Board are guided by section 6(3) of the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation Act.
The Corporation contributes in excess of $122 million directly to the general fund of the Provincial Government. This comprises $122 million in profits, $1.25 million in collections for the Environmental Trust fund, and over $374,000 in real property taxes.
The central office and warehouse complex is located in Fredericton
Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, by virtue of the provincial parliament which sits there. An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art...
. The Corporation was founded in 1976, when it replaced the Liquor Control Board, which had been created in 1927.
In 2009 the corporation announced it would begin stocking its own brand of locally-brewed beer, NB Select
in an effort to dissuade New Brunswickers from travelling to Quebec
Quebec or is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level....
where beer is considerably cheaper. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/01/16/nb-beer-sales.html?ref=rss
. A decision was announced in 2011 that NB Select
was to be discontinued due to low sales.