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A few changes have been made to the Manitoba Liquor Law.

As of today, sharing an alcoholic beverage with your teenager, or buying 2 drinks from the bartender at one time is legal.

Some of the more important changes have to do with safety at bars and clubs from violence. One change includes a 60-minute vacating clause for cabarets, meaning everyone has one hour to vacate the premises after alcohol has stopped being served.

There is also a possibility that club and lounge hours could be extended.  I don’t know if this is exactly a good thing or a bad thing, but for me personally, by 2am I’m ready to go to bed. =P

The changes also include up to $20,000 fine penalties for bars that violate the rules or supply liquor to minors.