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A First Nations chief continues to call for support to battle alcohol bootlegging, as she says illegal booze sales continue to plague adults and youth in northern communities and lead to ongoing battles with addictions.
During the third day of this week’s Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Assembly in Winnipeg, a resolution was brought forward by Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) Chief Angela Levasseur asking that both the provincial and federal governments do more to curb illegal alcohol sales.
Section 54 of Manitoba’s current Liquor Gaming and Cannabis Control Act states a person “must not purchase or attempt to purchase from a person who is not authorized under this Act to sell liquor.”
Section 55 of the Act says a person must not transport or deliver any liquor to a minor.