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Province seeks public input on alcohol, gambling

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The Manitoba government wants your thoughts on how it can reduce red tape and improve consumer choice in its new liquor and gaming regime.

Energy and Mines Minister Dave Chomiak, the minister responsible for gaming, said today the province also wants to enhance public safety and social responsibility in the areas of liquor and gambling.

"We are looking for the public’s input on how best to modernize and integrate liquor and gaming regulation to enhance services," Chomiak said in a statement.

The government said earlier this year it’s merging the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission and the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation to reduce administrative costs. More information can be found here.

Chomiak also said James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview, has been appointed to lead the Liquor and Gaming Regulatory Consultation Committee.

Public consultations will be held in the following six communities:

  • Arborg: Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 3 to 7 p.m.;
  • Thompson: Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m.;
  • The Pas: Thursday, Sept. 20 from 3 to 7 p.m.;
  • Brandon: Monday, Sept. 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.;
  • Winkler: Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 3 to 7 p.m.; and
  • Winnipeg: Thursday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

To make a presentation register in advance with the Liquor and Gaming Regulatory Consultation Committee by phone at 204-954-9452 or 1-800-782-0363 ext. 452 (toll-free) or by email consultations@mgcc.mb.ca.

 

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