Sask. Govt. introduces rule changes for public alcohol consumption

The Government of Saskatchewan is looking to give municipalities and park authorities the ability to allow alcohol consumption in public places.

The province has introduced amendments that would provide municipalities and park authorities with the discretion to allow the consumption of alcohol in outdoor public places, such as parks, for individuals of the legal drinking age.

Local authorities would be able to regulate the consumption of alcohol in their public outdoor spaces and make their own decisions about designating outdoor public places where alcohol can be consumed by individuals while balancing local interests and public safety concerns.

“Through these amendments, municipalities have the option to allow the consumption of alcohol in their parks, ensuring that residents are able to enjoy their parks in a safe and responsible way,” Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Jim Reiter said.

Private events such as weddings where alcohol is being served or sold still require a permit from SLGA.

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