This morning Quebec's Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux announced that he plan on modernizing some of Quebec's old outdated liquor laws.
Many of Quebec's laws regarding alcohol were written a long time ago, some actually go back to the prohibition era so they don't even make sense anymore.
For example, did you know that if you're having a drink at a pub with your wife and kids, you'll be asked to leave at 8:00 pm.
That's because kids aren't allowed in bars after 8:00 pm (even when accompanied by their parents) unless the bar happens to have a full restaurant license.
As Martin Coiteux puts it “It’s nonsense”. But that's not the only old weird rule:
It's illegal to buy a drink at a hotel bar and bring it back to your room.
Music festivals have to apply for the same permits every year.
You have to apply for permits to serve alcohol at a wedding receptions.
So far it's not clear how far Coiteux's proposal will go, many people are hoping he will push for bars to stay open until 5:30 am. And Dep owners are hoping they might be able to sell beer and wine after 11:00 pm.
We'll have to wait and see which rules actually end up changing, but one thing's for sure, the liquor laws will definitely make life easier for you.