Can Beer Be Sold at the Bell Centre During Live Broadcasts of the Habs’ Away-Games?

By Sarah D. Pinsonnault On May 14th 2014, at the TD Garden in Boston, the MontrealCanadiens succeeded in winning Game 7 against the Boston Bruins; thus advancingthem to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here back home, the BellCentre decided to open its doors to the general public and broadcast this pivotalaway-game on its giant-screens. The Bell Centre managed to draw-in roughly 20000 spectators and, as with all of its home games, sold beer to the attendees. InAréna des Canadiens inc., RACJ, decisionno 40-0006259, we find out whether the Bell Centre had the right todo so. Context During the May 14th game, the Union des tenanciers de bars du Québec inc. and Peter Sergakis, representativeof the latter and owner of several Montreal bars (hereinafter collectivelyreferred to as the “Applicants”) alleged to have lost a significant amount ofbusiness. They therefore filed a complaint with the Régie des alcools, des… Lire la suite