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New stipulations for security staff working in Nova Scotia late-night bars

By Canadian Security Staff   

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The government of Nova Scotia recently announced that security staff will require  security training and a criminal record check to work at late-night bars, known as cabarets.

An approved security training course, the Alberta ProTect Security Training Program, which is offered online, must be taken by July 1. The province said it plans to develop its own training program in the coming months. Security staff will also need to complete a “Serve Right” responsible beverage service training program, and provide a criminal record check upon request.

“Bouncers are there for one reason: to help keep people safe. This new training will give them the tools to better understand how to do that,” said Colton LeBlanc, Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services Minister, in a government press release.

Cabarets that are found to be in violation of these requirements will be subject to action, according to the province, including a potential suspension of their liquor licence.



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