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Updated on Monday, March 16

#20691

OMG: I received an email from my faculty saying that possession of alcohol on campus is in violation of Provincial legislature. If you received a similar email, this is false, as far as I can tell. The Liquor License Act (http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90l19_e.htm#) section 31, or more specifically subsection 3, which references subsection 2, states that as long as the alcohol is in a closed container, (and of course you are at least 19), there are no restrictions. I did not look up the University's policy with possession of alcohol on campus, but from a provincial view, there are no issues.

If the mods could get this up before St. Patrick's Day, or the morning of, it would be great. If not, it would be cool if the mods could do a bit more research on this topic and put out an update before future St. Patrick's Days so students are not taken advantage of by the school.


MOD'S NOTE: So party on campus? 

8 comments

  1. No one is going to search you, so relax. Unless of course you're walking around with open alcohol drinking

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  2. https://uwaterloo.ca/secretariat-general-counsel/policies-procedures-guidelines/policy-21

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    1. So according to this link we can basically drink all we want on campus and possibly only be told to stop, with no threat to our academic standing. Sweet.

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  3. There's no law against carrying a 6 pack around.

    Opening it and drinking it (or selling it!) however... different situation altogether.

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  4. It is against campus policy to have alcohol in a container that does not have an unbroken factory seal. The reason for this is if the seal is broken, they cannot tell if you have been drinking or not. On other days, I would ignore this policy, but you might actually get checked tomorrow.

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  5. If you need to have booze at school you should probably go to rehab.

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    1. What if you are going to a St. Patricks Day event directly from class?

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  6. Everyone should just learn their rights and not worry about emails they get.

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