You can now toast your team at World Cup, or drown your sorrows, for less at bars and restaurants across the province.
Happy hours are back on the menu and minimum drink pricing come into effect today, as the government overhauls the province’s antiquated liquor laws.
That means establishments can change their prices throughout the day, as long as a minimum of three dollars is charged per drink. The government says that would get you a single-ounce cocktail, for example, five ounces of wine, or a 12-ounce sleeve of beer.
Also in effect today: new changes to help cut red tape and simplify the liquor licensing process. Customers who just want to order drinks at a food-primary establishment can do so now, without having to order a snack.
So far, 14 of 73 recommendations to change the liquors laws have been implemented.