Premier Dennis King has confirmed that the P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission’s CEO, Andrew MacMillan, is leaving his position to pursue an opportunity in the private sector.
King said much had been accomplished during MacMillan’s tenure, including the regulation of cannabis and the establishment of P.E.I. Cannabis retail operations.
The commission regulates the sale of beverage alcohol under the authority of the Liquor Control Act.
It oversees the operation of 17 corporate retail stores and eight agency stores and handles liquor licensing and distribution across the province.
It is also responsible for the regulation and sale of cannabis through its related corporation, the Cannabis Management Corporation.
King said the commission’s current director of corporate services, James MacLeod, has been named acting CEO.