Liquor Legislation Review


The purpose of the Liquor Legislation Review (Review) is to make liquor laws in the Northwest Territories (NWT) more modern, more responsive to residents’ needs, and more streamlined overall. 

About the Liquor Act

NWT liquor legislation was established in 2008 and includes the NWT Liquor Act (Act), and Regulations.

The legislation is built on the principles of:

  • public safety,
  • protection of youth,
  • controlling the illegal sale of liquor, and
  • providing safe conditions wherever liquor is authorized to be sold.