Ontario liquor law changed to protect patrons

As of tomorrow, patrons will be allowed to carry their drinks to the restroom — if the establishment has applied for this “new” license, that is.

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Why does it not surprise me, even though it’s free, that this “new” license has to be “applied” for? Why can it not be simply amended to the Liquor License for current license holders?

I think it’s a great step towards protecting, particularly women, from crimes such as date rape. I’m just curious as to the potential legal situations that could arise from potentially drunk patrons (hey, that is the whole point, isn’t it?) walking around with glasses/bottles.

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