Alcohol Sales Funding for Community Safety Programs

Year: 2019


Whereas the costs of problematic alcohol use in the province are high and broadly impact the health, safety and wellbeing of Saskatchewan communities; and

Whereas pricing and taxation are identified as best practice policy options for reducing alcohol consumption and related harms; and

Whereas municipalities have limited capacity to address local consequences of problematic alcohol use in their communities.

Therefore be it resolved that the SUMA advocate the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and the Ministry of Finance to implement a five per cent tax on the sale of alcohol to be returned to communities in proportion to local alcohol sales, for investment into initiatives that increase community safety and wellbeing.


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