Alcohol and the Law


Can the host of a party be held responsible for the actions of his or her intoxicated guests? The answer to this question is the essence of social host liability. Learn about how the courts determine if a duty of care is owed in a situation and how duty of care has been applied to two precedent-setting legal cases.

Next, learn the difference between laws created by both the Government of Canada and Government of BC that apply to drinking and driving - like the province's laws that came into effect in September 2010.

After learning about these issues by reading the backgrounder, students can then complete interactive activities contained in the teaching resources.