The Department of Finance is conducting public engagements with governments, NWT businesses, organizations and residents to update the NWT Liquor Act and regulations.
Legislation Review began in July 2020 to ensure the legislation is more modern, streamlined and responsive to the needs of NWT residents.
Minister of Finance Caroline Wawzonek says since the current liquor legislation was introduced in 2008, numerous amendments have been introduced to try to keep up with evolving community needs, business methods and technology.
“It is time to look at the legislation as a whole to make it more consistent, modern and responsive,” she adds.
Public engagement will inform the GNWT on how to improve liquor legislation related to the possession, consumption, sale, purchase, manufacture, importation and distribution of liquor in the NWT.
Wawzonek says background research has been completed and the Department is moving forward with public engagement starting this month.
“The GNWT is committed to providing governments, organizations, those who work directly with liquor and all residents with opportunities to participate in the review,” she adds.
A full schedule of planned engagement sessions is available through the Department of Finance website.
Those interested in participating in the review are also encouraged to complete an online survey. All engagement activities for the review will close on June 30th.