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Ontario government to relax alcohol regulations for airports, patios, breweries, and borders

Ontario's Progressive Conservatives have proposed 24 hour alcohol sales at airports, dog-friendly patios and breweries, and unlimited booze across provincial lines for consumers.

Oct 30, 2019 - EightSix Staff

Already accused of being "obsessed" with alcohol liberalization, the Ontario government has proposed new legislation to further relax regulations around alcohol-sales and transport.

Under the new proposal, alcohol sales within security zones at airports will no longer be restricted between 9am and 2am. Instead, airports will be able to serve alcohol 24 hours a day. Additionally, dogs will no longer be prevented from joining their owners on patio spaces and within breweries where drinks and pre-packaged foods are served. And lastly, the current restriction of transporting just nine litres of wine, three litres of spirits, and approximately 72 beer across provincial lines for personal consumption will be eliminated.

The proposed legislation is designed to promote business by reducing the red tape for small businesses and consumers.

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