Premier Jason Kenney says he's Ending the War on Fun by Relaxing Liquor Constraints

Premier Jason Kenney Announcing Relaxed Liquor Constraints Heading into May Long Weekend (screen capture Alberta.ca)

For the past 15 years, a total of eight provincial parks and campgrounds have had liquor bans in place for the May long weekend.

Premier Jason Kenney says he's ending the "war on fun" in Alberta by quashing liquor restraints in provincial campgrounds.
 
For the last fifteen years, a total of eight provincial parks and campgrounds have had liquor bans in place for the May long weekend.
 
Kenney says it's time to give responsible adults the freedom to act responsibly so his government is lifting the liquor bans for Aspen Beach, Miquelon Lake, Garner Lake, Dillberry Lake, Pigeon Lake, Whitney Lakes, Jarvis Bay and Wabamun provincial parks. There were no bans in place in any of Alberta's other provincial campgrounds.
 
Even with the relaxed rules, alcohol consumption will still only be allowed at each individual campsite however, the provincial news release says relaxed liquor regulations will extend to select provincial park day use area picnic sites later in the summer.
 
Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis regulations have also been clarified to allow event organizers the flexibility to serve drinks where they see fit on festival grounds. Kenney says "people will be able to grab a beer and walk around a summer festival in this province without the fear of being arrested, ticketed or fined."
 
He says relaxing liquor constraints in municipalities is a commitment under the government's Red Tape Reduction strategy.

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