Today John Streicker, Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation, tabled Bill No. 5, a new and modernized Liquor Act, in the Yukon Legislative Assembly.
The Bill aims to balance social responsibility with economic opportunity, while improving transparency around governance and clarifying roles and responsibilities for enforcement. The proposed legislation reflects feedback received through extensive public engagement.
The proposed new Liquor Act will allow us to improve how we manage responsible alcohol sales, service and consumption in the territory while at the same time increasing economic opportunities for local producers and licensees. In talking to Yukoners, we heard a strong message of reducing alcohol-related harm and supporting responsible consumption.
Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation John Streicker
The current Liquor Act is 40 years old.