Sorry guys and potential strippers, Saskatchewan has re-banned strip clubs.
Now only venues such as theatres, concert halls, casinos and exhibition facilities can hold stripping events. But only if they partner with charity. In addition, only one event can be held per year.
Premier Brad Wall said it was a mistake to change provincial liquor laws to allow partial stripping in bars.
The Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) Don McMorris said “We know in the past that there have been some performances that have served as fundraising events for very worthy causes. In drafting these regulations, we wanted to take a common sense approach that would allow these types of events to continue to occur, but on a very limited basis and not as the main focus of a business.”
Jasmin Bieber, owner of Bare Essentials (a company that promotes strip shows) spoke to the National Post about the laws.
“They’re taking away from small businesses; they’re taking away from bigger businesses; they’re taking away from a lot of businesses just because they don’t like that industry,” said Bieber.
The decision comes after concerns about human trafficking and sexual exploitation were raised.