Is alcohol legal?
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Provincial and federal laws regulate the manufacture, distribution, importation, advertising, possession and consumption of alcohol. In Ontario, it is illegal for anyone under 19 years of age to possess, consume or purchase alcohol. It is also illegal to sell or supply alcohol to anyone known to be or appearing to be under the age of 19, or to sell or supply alcohol to anyone who appears to be intoxicated. Anyone who sells or supplies alcohol to others may be held civilly liable if people injure themselves or others while intoxicated. It is also illegal to drive intoxicated, which is measured through a person’s blood alcohol level.
For more information, visit the Ministry of Transportation which details how alcohol impacts the body and the ability to drive.