AMC backs calls to `regulate how much alcohol is sold across all First Nations”

By Dave Baxter Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is asking the province to do more to regulate how much booze individuals can buy at provincially regulated liquor stores, just one week after a northern Manitoba Chief questioned if the province is doing enough to regulate alcohol sales and prevent bootlegging. In an interview last week, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) Chief Angela Levasseur spoke about a recent temporary booze ban in the First Nations community located 850 kilometres north of Winnipeg, and 65 kilometres west of Thompson, and about the reasons the ban was lifted after April 11. Levasseur said leaders in the community decided a total booze ban is not something that should continue in NCN, but she also said she…

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