P.E.I. Government to Extend Private Liquor Store Hours?

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CHARLOTTETOWN — The possibility of extending hours at private liquor stores in P.E.I. is causing debate, according to CBC News.

With five new independent stores expected to open this summer, the government is toying with the idea of allowing them to open until midnight, two hours later than when the government-run stores currently close.

Critics worry the change will lead to more alcohol-related crimes, but Rob Henderson, the minister responsible for liquor stores, isn’t concerned, saying people can currently stockpile their booze to open later. “I don’st really see that’s going to change anything in the scheme of things,” he told CBC News.

For the complete story, visit cbc.ca.

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