Why are the drink sizes in the guidelines not the same as the drink sizes in Manitoba’s provincial regulations?

Drink sizes in some provinces’ industry serving standards are not the same as Canada’s national guidelines. Although Manitoba is one of these provinces, we chose to endorse the national guidelines as a consistent standard by which individual Manitobans can count and measure their personal alcohol consumption.

Sections 5 and 6 of the Liquor Licensing Regulation continue to set Manitoba’s liquor service restrictions and minimum pricing. These have not changed despite amounts listed in some of the campaign posters.

Some Manitoba bars and restaurants choose to list drink ingredients and sizes in menus to assist patrons in understanding how much alcohol they are consuming. This is the choice of each business; however, it is a recommended option for enhancing service for customers who want to make more informed choices.