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True North faces liquor-board charges

True North Sports & Entertainment has been charged with violating the province’s liquor laws after an inspector saw a minor buy alcohol at the Winnipeg Jets home opener Oct. 9.

True North officials will attend a disciplinary hearing before the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission’s licensing board next week.

Scott Brown, spokesperson for True North, said the organization would not comment on the case.

MLCC spokeswoman Diana Soroka said under new liquor laws invoked in May to curb underage drinking, every infraction involving a minor results in an automatic hearing with the licensing board.

The range of possible penalties for True North, which operates under a "spectators activities license," include a warning or a fine, she said.  A dismissal of the charges is also possible.

Soroka said she could not recall a circumstance where a one-time occurrence has resulted in an operator losing its licence.


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