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Open Liquor Laws in Canada

Not Listed in the Criminal Code

Liquor Laws: Open Container Restrictions and Penalties

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Open Liquor - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms


Being impaired means that the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was altered due to alcohol or drug consumption. Having the prohibited level of alcohol, THC, or other impairing drugs in your blood within two hours of driving is an offence.

Open container

Any alcohol where the seal has been broken. It is illegal to possess alcohol in an open container if you are in a private vehicle or a private boat.

Open Liquor - Tagged With:
Code Citations: s.175 (1)
Open Liquor - Referenced Links