STATUS UPDATE: {April 3, 2018} A reconsideration of the decision below has been completed. The conditions on the licence and the licence suspension have been confirmed. The licence of Tom’s Video (2007) Ltd. is suspended from May 4 to May 25, 2018. Read the reconsideration decision in full.

{January 30, 2018} Consumer Protection BC has suspended the licence of Tom’s Video (2007) Ltd., a Vancouver adult video store, for:

  • Retailing (offering for rental) unapproved adult films, contrary to section 3(2) of the Motion Picture Act (MPA)
  • Failing to affix evidence of approval to approved adult films for retail distribution, contrary to section 3(4) of the MPA

A 21-day suspension to the licence will take effect on Monday, February 26, 2018. During the suspension, Tom’s Video shall not rent, lease, sell, or supply adult films, or offer to do any of those things, or generally conduct any business, including any promotion of the business to the public, as an adult film retail store.

The licence suspension notice and the reasons for the decision are available on our website. By law, the business has 30 days to request a reconsideration of the decision.

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