Toronto, Ontario – Today, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, announced a package of over 80 proposed actions to eliminate unnecessary or outdated rules and streamline regulations that need updating. If passed, the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, along with regulatory changes, will simplify and modernize regulations that we need, while eliminating requirements that are outdated or duplicative, making regulatory processes more efficient for business and better for people.
What this means for beer folks would be restaurant owners and operators will be allowed to decide for themselves whether to let their customers bring a dog with them on a patio. This will also apply to indoor eating areas at sites where beer, wine, cider or spirits are made, and where only beverages and certain types of low-risk food are served. This proposal will make it easier and more enjoyable for dog owners to have a meal out.
The Second Wedge Brewing Co. from Uxbridge has been a strong advocate for this issue over the past couple months.