The McGuinty Government is moving towards loosening regulations around the Liquor License Act allowing people to wander about at festivals with their alcoholic beverage. The changes are said to be “modernizing” liquor laws in Ontario. While having a drink when out and about at a festival may seem enjoyable, I do have to ask myself what impact this will have on underage youth accessing alcohol by somebody of legal drinking age purchasing it for them, or for that matter even bringing it into the festival themselves. Having people walking around freely with alcohol at a festival cuts down the ability of servers to monitor who is drinking or how many drinks get served which can overall increase alcohol related harms. Is increasing access to alcohol in Ontario “modern” or just plain hazardous?