The provincial government is drifting away from retail liquor sales in the province, and now it’s introduced legislation to streamline other aspects of its regulations. Legislation to amend the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act was introduced into the Legislature. 

"Reducing red tape in Saskatchewan's liquor laws increases flexibility for the public and creates new opportunities for communities and business, while remaining committed to ensuring the socially responsible sale and service of beverage alcohol," Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) Lori Carr said.

If passed, the legislation would provide municipalities and park authorities with the discretion to designate outdoor public places such as parks for consumption of alcohol for those of legal drinking age.

The legislation would simplify recorking provisions for permittees, as well as allow homemade beer, wine and cider to be served at permitted family events. This includes products manufactured at U-Brew/U-Vin Facilities. Liquor permit applicants will no longer have to publish their intentions in a newspaper. 

The changes are being made following discussions with stakeholders. The Bill amending the legislation is expected to pass in spring 2023.