And more important, an example of how things could work if the province switches to proportional representation following a referendum later this year.
The overpaying of commissions was discovered in March. A briefing note prepared for Justice Minister Suzanne Anton — who had been the minister responsible for the liquor file until she was replaced in July — says the overpayments were due to a "system error.
The note says the branch has been overpaying "over the years" and the total value is in the seven-figure range, though it does not provide specifics. She went on to ask Ms. Oakes how much the error had cost and what the government planned to do about it. Oakes, in response, said, "We have a plan.
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The minister later told reporters she was confident the problem had been resolved and it would have made little sense to try to recoup the money — though she did not disclose the value of the overpayments.
The minister said she has requested a technical briefing on the matter. The briefing note says the commission exists because the commercial winery is selling on behalf of the Liquor Distribution Branch and incurs the cost of delivering product. The note says that once the error was discovered some wineries suggested the wholesale commission rate should be increased, to ensure the same amount of money was being paid out.
Tyabji requested the wholesale commission rate be increased from 7 per cent to 8. The branch rejected that request.
Tyabji could not be reached for an interview.“How To” Manuals. How To Write Briefing Notes; How To Write Ministerial Correspondence; the government member uses notes only when responding to the supplementary (second) question.
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