In a report by the Montreal Gazette on Wednesday, the clause in question allows the presence of minors on bar terraces while being accompanied by an adult until 11pm. They would not be served alcohol though.
the current law allows minors with an adult on bar terraces until 8pm.
Many critics are saying that this new legislature would allow an 18 year old to bring a group of friends who are minors to a bar for an evening without parental supervision. They also said that the new provision is at odds with the governemnt's efforts to limit drinking amoung youths.
Public Security Minister Robert Dutil, says he will take every argument into consideration and re-draft the bill if needed.
Changes to Bill 68 was tabled in the National Assembly on Tuesday and allows Quebecers to take home purchased wine from restaurants.
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