Pallister Government’s Liquor Privatization Plan Will Strain Manitoba’s Healthcare System, Health Experts Warn

New legislation from Brian Pallister’s conservatives aiming to expand private liquor sales in Manitoba will strain the province’s healthcare system and reduce resources for substance abuse and addiction treatment, health experts are warning.

Bill 40, which aims to amend Manitoba’s liquor lawswould let the province allow third party retailers to sell hard liquor in urban areas. That means more private companies will be able to advertise and sell liquor in addition to publicly owned stores in Manitoba cities.

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