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Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation




Section 5 of the Liquor Corporation Act


The president, chairperson and members of the board shall be paid the salaries or other remuneration that the Lieutenant-Governor in Council may by order determine. Current rates are: Chair / Vice-Chair $190 / day; Directors $145 / day


The roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of the Board of Directors to the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) are defined in the Liquor Corporation Act and the Liquor Control Act.

The Board of Directors is accountable for the exercise and discharge of the powers and duties of the corporation as well as the exercise and discharge of the powers and duties of the board under the Liquor Control Act. Specifically, the Board of Directors shall:

  • control the possession, sale and delivery of alcoholic liquor in accordance with this Act and the regulations
  • appoint officials to issue and grant permits and licences and appoint or authorize inspectors
  • grant, issue, refuse, cancel or suspend licences and permits under and in accordance with this Act
  • do those things that are considered necessary or advisable by the board for the purpose of carrying into effect this Act and the regulations

 The Board of Directors also has the authority to make by-laws:

  • for the management of the property of the corporation
  • relating to the meetings of the board and procedures of those meetings
  • which govern the adjudication of matters under the Liquor Control Act
  • for the purpose of carrying out its duties or purposes under this Act or a regulation made under this Act, or the Liquor Control Act or a regulation made under that Act

 For additional information on the role of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation, please refer to the:



Pursuant to section 5 of the Liquor Corporation Act, the board shall comprise 7 members, including the president. The Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall designate one member of the board to be the chairperson and one member of the board to be the vice-chairperson. 

The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall perform those duties and responsibilities assigned by the board. 

A member of the board holds office for a term of 3 years from the date of that member's appointment, while the president holds office during pleasure.

Competency Profile:

Those who make up the Board should collectively possess the following core competencies, ranked in order of relative importance:

  • Governance
  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change
  • Executive Experience
  • Financial Expertise
  • Public Relations/ Communication
  • Human Resources / Labour Relations
  • Legal Expertise
  • Information Technology Literacy


There are no specific qualifications/requirements stipulated in the enabling legislation for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation. Board members should possess the following personal attributes:

  • high ethical standards and integrity
  • appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  • flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions;
  • capable of a wide perspective on issues;
  • ability to listen and work as a team member;
  • no direct or indirect conflict of interest
  • strong reasoning skills


Time Commitments:

Members of the Board should be available to meet 10 times per year. Any applicable committees of the Board normally meet 4 times per year. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.


Board members are appointed for a three-year term and are considered to be members of the corporation. A member of the board does not become, because of the office only, an officer or servant of the Crown.

The President / CEO holds office during pleasure.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
President & CEO of the Newfoundland Liquor CorporationMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2007-11-22Not Applicable
Belbin, Ms. VictoriaMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-05-112020-05-11
Edison, Mr. FraserMemberLieutenant Governor in Council2017-05-112020-05-11
Martin, Mr. CraigMemberMinisterial2017-12-19Not Applicable
Myles, Mr. WayneChairLieutenant Governor in Council2017-05-112020-05-11

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