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Amendments to Liquor Control Act

Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey introduced amendments to the Liquor Control Act today, Nov. 25, to cut red tape for the Nova Scotia liquor manufacturing industry.

The amendments will create the authority to make changes to the Liquor Licensing Regulations.

"We are committed to finding new ways to reduce red tape and modernize legislation to benefit Nova Scotia businesses," said Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey. "The amendments announced today will enable government to make further changes that will make businesses more competitive."

Government will spend the coming months exploring regulatory changes under the Liquor Control Act to reduce red tape for the manufacturing industry. Ongoing consultation with the industry and interested groups will be part of this process.

In addition to specific initiatives like this one, Nova Scotia has partnered with New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island to create a joint Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness. The office's mandate is to identify and eliminate barriers to growth within the province and region, and by doing so, contribute to a stronger economy.

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Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey announced today (November 25th) amendments to the Liquor Control Act which will aim to cut red tape for the Nova Scotia liquor manufacturing industry.

The amendments create the authority to make changes to the Liquor Licensing Regulations.

Government will spend the coming months looking at regulatory changes to reduce red tape for the manufacturing industry.

Ongoing consultation with the industry and interested groups will be part of this process.

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