Halifax MP Pushes for Last Call

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HALIFAX — Halifax municipal councillor Gloria McCluskey has had enough, and is pushing to have alcohol tents pulled from city-organized events like Canada Day celebrations, according to cbc.ca.

“You could have the bouncy castle located right next door to the beer tent, so the kid would be on the bouncy castle and maybe the father would be having a beer. I just think it’s a bad image,” the MP is quoted as saying on the news site.

As a result, McCluskey has proposed a ban on alcohol at city-run events, a motion that is scheduled for council debate tomorrow.

But the recommendation has already sparked debate among some residents who claim alcohol is the reason to attend such events and council members worried that the city will lose too much financial support from sponsors if the motion passes.

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