The debate for March 2001 is:

Should the drinking age be raised to 21?

What's the age limit now? Read the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario section 30. If you live outside of Ontario, what is the law in your province? Tell us the URL. Is it lawful for a person age 18 to work in a restaurant that sells beer?

Read What Other Have Said


City:
Mississauga
Date:
06 Mar 2001
Time:
15:00:23

Comments

Alcohol is a drug that shouldn't be consumed by individuals of any age. If you're going to raise it to 21, why don't you just prohibit it all together.


City:
Mississauga
Date:
06 Mar 2001
Time:
15:05:47

Comments

If they are raising the drinking age to 21 because of all the people who are under age and are drinking don't they realize people will still find more ways to get around the new law. I don't think raising the drinking age will make any difference in our society.


City:
Kitchener
Date:
07 Mar 2001
Time:
10:51:03

Comments

I honestly don't think that by raising the drinking age to 21 is going to solve anything. Look at how many people who started to drink before they were 19, it doesn't matter what age is the legal age, if they want to drink they will find a way.


City:
Barrie Ontario
Date:
08 Mar 2001
Time:
12:10:27

Comments

Yes this would give the police more power to deal with criminal behaviour resulting from drinking.


City:
Petawawa
Date:
12 Mar 2001
Time:
17:56:56

Comments

No the age is fine where it is!!!


City:
St. Paul, alberta
Date:
13 Mar 2001
Time:
16:36:59

Comments

I think it should be raised


City:
Ashmont, Alberta
Date:
13 Mar 2001
Time:
16:38:24

Comments

Yes the drinking age should be raised because an 18 year old is just not ready to make the clear sound decisions.


City:
Quesnel BC
Date:
14 Mar 2001
Time:
15:08:25

Comments

I don't think it will mater. Trust me they will find a way to drink if they want to. NO NO NO I am 20 turn and will be 21 soon. I think it would be useless.


City:
Paradise Hill Saskatchewan
Date:
16 Mar 2001
Time:
14:50:22

Comments

I think that it is dumb because people  are still going to drink even if the law is changed.


City:
Etobicoke
Date:
17 Mar 2001
Time:
01:35:03

Comments

I believe that it is absolutely useless to raise the drinking age by 2 years because the today's youth will find a way to get alcohol anyway as they have been doing under 19 years of age


City:
Courtice, Ontario
Date:
17 Mar 2001
Time:
17:41:51

Comments

I think that the age for drinking should be raised to 21. I also think that the government gives far to much credit to the children thinking they are so innocent. This Young Offenders Act should be wiped out. Children know what they are doing and that they can get away with it too. The problem is that the movies that they watch show them how to be more aggressive than what children were 10 - 15 years ago and more. Today any child over the age of five should be held accountable for any crime he/she commits because they know what is wrong and they know they can walk all over the adults. I think that the adults today are very spineless. They don't know how to love their children and are not showing kids what really matters in life and how to respect others no matter what.

 

Note from S. Biss: Could a child of 6, 7, or 8 understand what is going on in a criminal trial? Is it fair to deal with a person in a criminal trial who is developmentally incapable of understanding the process?

What is meant by wiping out the Young Offenders Act? Should we go back to the system of the 1850's where juveniles were treated exactly the same as adults? Or should we modify the system slightly from the 1850's so same crimes, evidence rules, procedures, and sentences as adults but slightly modified to allow for involvement of parents, greater rehabilitation in sentencing, and special rules to make sure young person fully participates in process? 

 


City:
MISSISSAUGA
Date:
19 Mar 2001
Time:
12:44:46

Comments

IT DOES NOT MATTER BECAUSE KIDS ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO GET IT. AND I THINK THE POLICE SHOULD GO FIND CRIMNAL RATHER THEN WATCH PEOPLE FOR DRINK DRIVING. ITS FUNNING THE NEVER CATCH ANY CRIMNAL APART FROM PEOPLE WHO DRINK AND DRIVE THAT GIVES US A BAD NAME

Note from S. Biss: Does empirical data bear this out?


City:
Edmonton, Alberta
Date:
19 Mar 2001
Time:
22:04:44

Comments

I agree with the people who argue that the drinking age doesn't matter, people will drink anyway. I say lower it to sixteen so I don't feel like a criminal. Also if teens are allowed to drive at 16 then they can also choose to drink and smoke.

 

 


City:
port colborne
Date:
21 Mar 2001
Time:
13:29:07

Comments

i think that the age of drinking should stay the way it is. we have had less problems with legal issues since it was lowered to 19 , if it goes back up to 21 then u will still get the people that are 20 saying u have taken their rights away!


City:
Winnipeg
Date:
21 Mar 2001
Time:
17:03:19

Comments

I think it should be raised to 21.


City:
Kingston
Date:
22 Mar 2001
Time:
19:05:22

Comments

I think that either way individuals will find some way of getting alcohol, the age limit really will not make any difference to those who want to drink.


City:
Charlottetown, PEI
Date:
23 Apr 2001
Time:
09:41:37

Comments

It is quite simply impossible to ban anything from a just discriminate group of people so the banning of alcohol and for that matter tobacco. It is quite clear that use of all substances is throughout our communities. It there for must be accepted by many people. How can we even think about putting further restrictions on alcohol when in a recent poll by our national magazine published a survey that over 65% of Canadians support the legalization of Marijuana. Not only does our age limitations impose unenforceable restrictions on people it also hampers there ability to get a decent job. If teenagers were aloud to apply for positions in bars it would allow for better job opportunities and would allow them to be able to demand better wages from the "burger joints" where they are currently forced to work. It is the "burger joints" of the world that hold the profit in the inability of minors to find work elsewhere. Furthermore, it is hard to argue that minors get into a great deal of trouble when un-entertained. Why not open the bars to them? After all after a few drinks everyone is annoying anyway. Allowing minors into bars would be good for everyone. Bar owners make more money, government collects more taxes, police don't have as much policing to do, the kids are of the street. It's an all win situation. These are merely a few of the simple arguments against the alcohol laws. There are many more that have to do with this situation and the government legislating morality.


City:
Sudbury
Date:
23 Apr 2001
Time:
14:31:36

Comments

I don't think that you should raise the drinking age to 21 because at 19 if you are not mature enough to handle a few drinks than you should not be drinking at all. I think that they should have more bouncers in bars and even a taxi company close to the bar scene. If they wouldn't let so many under ages in to the bar maybe we would have less commotion about this situation. I also think that it is lawful to have a person 18 to be working in a place that is licensed under the LCBO, they are mature enough to serve alcohol they probably drink all the time so what is the difference


City:
Sudbury
Date:
23 Apr 2001
Time:
14:37:07

Comments

I think that in some ways it seems justifiable but because I'm 18 and going on 19 in a few months than i think that its a bad thing. If the age is moved up to 21 young people would continue to do it at house parties in a non-controlled environment which can be cause other social problems. After the school year there are big parties held every where and it wont help if most of them are under aged drinkers.


City:
Winnipeg
Date:
23 Apr 2001
Time:
14:48:32

Comments

I think they should raise the drinking age because many of my class members are getting drunk at age 14 because the get it from the kids who are about to graduate. Some kids that were 15 even came to school with hangovers.


City:
Campbellford
Date:
23 Apr 2001
Time:
15:33:40

Comments

There are a lot of under age drinkers everywhere you look. They find ways to do it now, how is raising the drinking age going to stop them? I think that whether the age is raised or not is not going to help reduce under age drinkers at all.


City:
Mildmay ontario
Date:
25 Apr 2001
Time:
10:03:31

Comments

the only thing your doing is encouraging more and more young children to drink. Everybody knows that if you make something against the law that's all the more reason for the child to do it. The age should be kept where it is because once your of the age to drink your responsible enough to know what you are doing and in my opinion once you are of age drinking loses most of its appeal. Thanks for listening


City:
Hamilton
Date:
27 Apr 2001
Time:
13:09:18

Comments

Drinking age good now don't change! 


City:
Yarmouth N.S.
Date:
27 Apr 2001
Time:
13:16:45

Comments

I believe the drinking age should be raised. If the age is raised it may stop or at least slow down some of the habit forming patterns that are associated with drinking. Some will continue to drink but other's will be a little more mature and better capable of handling the social situations that come with the legal drinking age.


City:
Boston Massachusetts USA
Date:
30 Apr 2001
Time:
01:07:11

Comments

Nothing good can come out of the drinking age being raised to 21. Living in the states I can say positively that they will just find ways to get their hands on it anyway. So, why force them into breaking the law? We have plenty of problems due to the legal age being 21 here, why invite those issues into your country?


City:
Strathmore Alberta
Date:
30 Apr 2001
Time:
11:24:28

Comments

I think that the law of drinking should be hired and if you find younger teens drinking they should get thrown in jail for the fact that at my school I hear so many kids saying they got drunk last night and stuff and high that should be prohibited too that there is no drug usage below a certain age because i am only in grade 8 and there is so many kids that are throwing their lives away for this and i think they need some help to stop 


City:
Braodus, Montana
Date:
30 Apr 2001
Time:
16:24:37

Comments

I think it should be lowered to 18. Because if you are old enough to go and die in the service of your country you should be able to have a beer or two.


City:
KITCHENER ONTARIO
Date:
01 May 2001
Time:
14:43:28

Comments

I think the drinking age should be lowered to 16 because us kids are going to get it anyways. And if you get caught by the police they hardly do anything about it. Unless your causin a disturbance. 


City:
KITCHENER ONTARIO
Date:
01 May 2001
Time:
14:43:50

Comments

I think the drinking age should be lowered to 16 because us kids are going to get it anyways. And if you get caught by the police they hardly do anything about it. Unless your causing a disturbance. 


City:
KITCHENER ONTARIO
Date:
01 May 2001
Time:
14:44:03

Comments

I think the drinking age should be lowered to 16 because us kids are going to get it anyways. And if you get caught by the police they hardly do anything about it. Unless your causing a disturbance. 


City:
K-TOWN
Date:
01 May 2001
Time:
14:51:03

Comments

I think the drinking age should be lowered because if you raise it your just going to make things worse. 


City:
kitchener
Date:
02 May 2001
Time:
10:59:56

Comments

i think that the drinking age should be lowered to 16


City:
ottawa, ontario
Date:
02 May 2001
Time:
22:42:16

Comments

personally, i believe that the teenagers of today should be able to drink once their parents think they are old enough.


City:
Kitscoty
Date:
03 May 2001
Time:
11:08:11

Comments

I think they should not raise the drinking age in any province. It fine where its at.


City:
Mississauga
Date:
03 May 2001
Time:
12:53:24

Comments

I think they should lower the drinking age to 14 because people teenagers drink illegally anyway


City:
Quesnel, BC
Date:
03 May 2001
Time:
16:05:43

Comments

Let me tell you a story when I was 17 years old, I drank allot of beer that I bought myself.


City:
Nanaimo, BC
Date:
07 May 2001
Time:
13:37:27

Comments

i think that the age should be lowered to 16. It is hard for youth to get a job in a restaurant where beer is served because of this law. If the age is lowered then teens will be able to get jobs to help support their familys at an earlier age.


City:
Oshawa On
Date:
07 May 2001
Time:
19:52:44

Comments

we are capable of voting at 18, driving a car at 16...why can't we choose to drink?


City:
toronto
Date:
08 May 2001
Time:
18:27:17

Comments

hell no they should lower the age limits


City:
Regina
Date:
15 May 2001
Time:
16:52:23

Comments

I think that people should have the freedom to do whatever they want, even if it means destroying their lives and their insides. We shouldn't be trained monkeys, although some laws are indeed necessary (like you can't go and murder other people). Although I altogether disagree with drinking, I still believe people should have the right to make their own decisions. It's part of making (or breaking) a life.


City:
100 Mile House
Date:
17 May 2001
Time:
14:50:00

Comments

I think that the drinking age in BC is just right Its 19 years of age and that is just perfect


City:
Cornwall
Date:
17 May 2001
Time:
19:50:03

Comments

I think that perhaps we should learn a lesson from our European neighbours; the drinking ages are lower in Europe and, as a result, many teens do drink alcohol simply to be "cool" and defy the law. Binge drinking is not as common in Europe because alcohol does not seem like a big deal to them because it is not forbidden.


City:
Fort McMurray
Date:
18 May 2001
Time:
16:04:11

Comments

I am a non drinker and 15 and I DONT think it should be changed They'll get it any way and YOU KNOW IT!!!


City:
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Date:
18 May 2001
Time:
16:06:27

Comments

Hello... am 17 years old and I am turning 18 soon.....and I think it is stupid to change the law...I am really looking forward to having the privilege to test out the bars in Edmonton...so do not ruin it for me!


City:
Rockville centre, new York
Date:
21 May 2001
Time:
16:05:57

Comments

i feel that the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18. I a person can vote for the president of their country, serve jury duty, and die in the military for their country, then why should they not be able to have a few drinks with a couple of their friends.


City:
edmonton
Date:
22 May 2001
Time:
11:24:10

Comments

i think that they should make the drinking age 16 and the age to drive 18. that way people will know what the affects of alcohol is and they will know what to expect if the decide to drink and drive. but if god didn't mean for us to get drunk, he wouldn't have fruits and grains ferment. alcohol is the drink of the gods


City:
London, Ontario
Date:
23 May 2001
Time:
16:43:40

Comments

At age 18, a person can vote in an election and/or join the army. But they shouldn't be allowed to have a beer? That doesn't make sense.


City:
ottawa
Date:
24 May 2001
Time:
10:41:14

Comments

America has some of the worst drug problems in the world. Is it a coincidence that the drinking age is 21. As well, studies in Quebec, which has the slackest drinking laws in the control, have found that alcohol abuse levels are at par with other provinces. Hence, alcohol laws have little effect in regulating damaging self-inflected behaviour. The government should not regulate what is an individual choice.


City:
winnipeg
Date:
25 May 2001
Time:
10:04:47

Comments

That it should be raised to age 30 if it could be


City:
austin, texas
Date:
26 May 2001
Time:
13:02:04

Comments

lower the drinking age


City:
Corner Brook
Date:
28 May 2001
Time:
17:42:47

Comments

Ok. Im only 16, and its soooooo easy for anyone my age to get alcohol. So raising the age won't do a thing. Like my brother said, drinking is only REALLY fun when your not supposed to! As soon as we turn 19, and we are allowed to it takes the thrill out of it! Anyways, I say no...


City:
toronto
Date:
28 May 2001
Time:
20:48:13

Comments

i think it is a good idea


City:
Stellarton
Date:
29 May 2001
Time:
13:06:19

Comments

If the voting age in Canada is 18, and you can smoke at 16 (just not purchase), then the drinking age should not be raised to 21, if anything, it should be lowered.


City:
Ottawa
Date:
29 May 2001
Time:
14:23:30

Comments

Why do we always want to resemble the States, They have enough problems with their legal drinking age and society. I assume none of us want to have those same problems. Why don{t we look at Europe and its liberal point of view and see how well they work. They can dring at 16, and their morals are way more advanced and with less societal problems.


City:
Fergus, ont
Date:
29 May 2001
Time:
15:08:10

Comments

I think that it would be usless.


City:
ottawa
Date:
30 May 2001
Time:
10:50:51

Comments

I dont drink , and i have o desire to either. it dosent matter to me,but i dont think that raising the age will help the problem. like illegal drug,s people will still find them and have a drink. Young people will still get them.

Stop war on drugs. more people are killed every year becuse drugs are illegal then, are killed by the drugs themselves. 


City:
ottawa
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
10:29:35

Comments

It shouldn't be raised because there would be no point, the same people that drank before would still find a way to get alcohol. Either by fake id's, friends buying, going to quebec..ect. DON'T DO IT


City:
Cumberland
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
10:30:15

Comments

I feel strongly against this decision. because the law will be very hard to pass without displeasing alot of young adultts.


City:
ottawa
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
10:36:45

Comments

no its fine


City:
ottawa
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
10:37:05

Comments

I believe that young people are responsible enough to know how much of any sustance they can handle and by the age of 18 in Quebec and 19 in Ontario people can handle the responsibility of drinking.


City:
ottawa
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
10:39:57

Comments

The way things are now there are enough kids under 19 breaking the law. so if you raise the drinking age to 21 there will be A whole lot more. Shouldn't cops be out chasing CRIMINALS not under age Drinkers


City:
ottawa
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
10:40:27

Comments

I think that you guys should take into consideration that young people want to drink. I believe that if you are to raise the drinking age that teenagers will just start drinking eariler because no one is going to wait that long to start drinking. I believe that there are a reasonable amount of teens that are rsponsible. I know that my opinion dosen't mean much but I'm telling the truth what's going to happen. You might also want to keep in mind that if teens can't go to bars than there going to find a partie to go to where there going to use drugs and also drug girls then rape them, did you guys think about that! No! So keep the drinking age at the age it is.


City:
Ottawa
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
10:46:00

Comments

Why is the Government complaining. you guys make a fortune off taxing alchool. there is a two year jump in this law and that alot of money that you could use for somethin useful.


City:
Summerland
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
12:05:13

Comments

yes I think it is lawful for an 18 year old to sell beer in a restaraunt because they are just serving it and not drinking it.


City:
Ottawa
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
18:49:47

Comments

I think that the drinking age here should be conserved. Again, if teens want the alcohol bad enough they wil go at whatever lengths to get it. Here, in Ottawa it is very easy because Hull, Quebec is so close and so lenient with their alcohol laws. I also agree that it is really a decision of maturity. If I am mature enough to vote, smoke, die for my country in the army, I should be able to drink freely. If something is forbidden, to a child it is that more appealing.


City:
port colborne ontario
Date:
01 Jun 2001
Time:
14:11:25

Comments

it would be ridiculous to raise the drinking age. The vast majority of teenagers over 16 drink on a regular basis, despite the laws, partly as a rebellious act. Lowering the drinking age would make more sense, you can not stop the inevitable, and it would, in my opinion imply a more responsible attitude among the teenage drinkers if the were allowed to do what they are obviously doing anyways as of approximately 16


City:
Summerside , P.E.I.
Date:
02 Jun 2001
Time:
20:41:38

Comments

Raising the drinking age to 21 in my mind will not benifit any one... we entrust eighteen year olds to vote at that age because in most peoples belief they can make the right choices so..whats to say we shouldnt lower it . The goverment has no reason to raise it other then to make it seem like they are trying to reduce underage drinking but if thats the case it wont really matter its just as easy to get a 21 year old to buy alcohol as it is to get a 19 year old too


City:
Summerside, P.E.I
Date:
02 Jun 2001
Time:
20:52:28

Comments

I think 19 is just the right age lowering it would just allow minors to consume alcohol more easier and with them still being in school could be very damaging. Adults are plagued with alcohol addictions and we dont need another generation subjected to that . We are not blink to know that youth can get alcohol that's a fact they can get it but why make it easier?


City:
Airdrie, Alberta
Date:
04 Jun 2001
Time:
13:48:38

Comments

I honestly think it should be raised to at least try to get rid of under aged drinkers, but they are still going to try and find a way to get drunk. But it's worth a try


City:
Calgary
Date:
05 Jun 2001
Time:
17:00:51

Comments

No


City:
Calgary, Alberta
Date:
06 Jun 2001
Time:
11:12:29

Comments

I think that the law is right to keep the ages up but at 21 thats going a little bit to high. Even 18 is pushing it. I think all the laws should stay the same year after year but the goverment says they can change what ever they want. I think us people should be able to vote for everything instead of us just voting for the person that will change our laws.


City:
North Bay, Ontario.
Date:
06 Jun 2001
Time:
11:38:33

Comments

I think it wouldnt do anything, cuz soon to be 14 and my fellow friends and I always drink and we never get caught. Wealways drink and we also buy some. Well our older friends do.I know a 15 year old (my brother) has boght hard liquor at an LCBO with the store manager right beside him and nothing happened. So i find the law extremly useless. LOWER IT DONT MAKE IT HIGHER!!!


City:
North Bay, Ontario.
Date:
06 Jun 2001
Time:
11:40:37

Comments

I think it wouldnt do anything, cuz im soon to be 14 and my fellow friends and I always drink and we never get caught. We always drink and we also buy some. Well our older friends do.I know a 15 year old (my brother) has boght hard liquor at an LCBO with the store manager right beside him and nothing happened. So i find the law extremly useless. LOWER IT DONT MAKE IT HIGHER!!!


City:
Timmins, Ontario
Date:
08 Jun 2001
Time:
10:55:48

Comments

Drinking should remain at the age of nineteen years of age


City:
Timmins Ontario
Date:
08 Jun 2001
Time:
12:06:19

Comments

I think it's ok to put it at 21... WHATEVER i'm 14 and i always find a way to find booze so what's the diffenrence anywasy ill still get it,,,,14!!!!!!!!


City:
 
Date:
08 Jun 2001
Time:
20:55:14

Comments

Definitely should be 21. Reports say deaths due to drunk driving in the US has been reduced by 25% since they raised the age.....we need to follow suit. Also, it is too easy to get 15- and 16-year-olds to ask 18- and 19-year-old friends to give them alcohol. At 21, they are generally more mature. I support a raise to 21. (BTW, I am 17, and have never had a drink)


City:
Charlottetown
Date:
09 Jun 2001
Time:
18:44:51

Comments

Look at it this way at 18 we feel that people are intelegent enough to decide on how our country should be governed (allowed to vote) but by raising the age we would be saying that they aren't intellegent enough to mange their consumption of alcohol. What this says is that we think that alcohol is a more complex subject that our domestic and foriegn affairs.


City:
Ottawa
Date:
11 Jun 2001
Time:
15:58:30

Comments

I think that the age for drinking should be left the same. Even if the drinking age was changed to 21, it isn't going to stop underage drinking. Teens will still find a way to get alcohol.


City:
whistler
Date:
14 Jun 2001
Time:
14:28:47

Comments

no it should not be made 21. if it were then more police would be needed, and a person is considered an adult at 19 anyways. They should be able to do whatever they want, including drinking


City:
whistler
Date:
14 Jun 2001
Time:
14:28:54

Comments

no it should not be made 21. if it were then more police would be needed, and a person is considered an adult at 19 anyways. They should be able to do whatever they want, including drinking


City:
whistler
Date:
14 Jun 2001
Time:
14:29:04

Comments

no it should not be made 21. if it were then more police would be needed, and a person is considered an adult at 19 anyways. They should be able to do whatever they want, including drinking


City:
whistler
Date:
14 Jun 2001
Time:
14:29:15

Comments

no it should not be made 21. if it were then more police would be needed, and a person is considered an adult at 19 anyways. They should be able to do whatever they want, including drinking


City:
oshawa
Date:
18 Jun 2001
Time:
14:16:04

Comments

Banning alcohol all together, would solve all of this horsing around.


City:
Roxana, IL USA
Date:
21 Jun 2001
Time:
19:29:38

Comments

People are truly stupid. Prohibition was tried with alcohol, and it failed. It was tried again in the United States in 1984 when MADD and the U.S. federal government thought they could make it work again for twenty year-olds. It failed, fails, and will always fail with drugs. PROHIBITION DOES NOT WORK, people. Why would you want to take a failed policy from the United States and import it to Canada? Are you insane?

Eliminate the drinking age entirely.


City:
Hastings
Date:
23 Jun 2001
Time:
20:04:57

Comments

I think that the drinking age should be raised to 21


City:
Ontario
Date:
26 Jun 2001
Time:
13:18:23

Comments

I think they should lower it to 12


City:
Timmins Ontario
Date:
06 Jul 2001
Time:
11:41:03

Comments

I think it is lawful, as long a the 18 year old accepts responsibiliy for his actions


City:
Minnesota, USA
Date:
17 Jul 2001
Time:
11:52:40

Comments

Education lowered the drunk driving deaths, not the higher drinking age. The drunk driving death rate was going down BEFORE the drinking age was lowered. I'm 19 years old, and i think im mature enough to handle some drinks. Its so easy to get booze in the US. Raising the drinking age benefits nobody.


City:
clearwater
Date:
30 Jul 2001
Time:
02:31:23

Comments

do not raise it


City:
Drayton Valley
Date:
01 Aug 2001
Time:
11:40:50

Comments

I don't think the drinking age should be changed. In Alberta the age is 18 and even then it's almost impossible to prevent minors from getting alcohol. Some come up with fake id, others get older friends or family to buy it for them, or else steal them from friends and family. Changing the age to 21 would only make this worse.


City:
Moose Factory, ON
Date:
01 Aug 2001
Time:
13:10:03

Comments

i don't think if should be raised because it won't make a difference


City:
Oakville
Date:
09 Aug 2001
Time:
00:03:24

Comments

What problems would it fix? Instead of having a 19 year old obtain alcohol for a youth, a 21 year old would be doing it.


City:
fort worth texas
Date:
13 Aug 2001
Time:
13:40:39

Comments

I think that it should be legal because why should they be completely pushed away from it if they are going to drink they are going to drink anyhow. It is not like being around it in a working environment makes it any easier for them to obtain it.


City:
Chicago, IL
Date:
14 Aug 2001
Time:
15:57:37

Comments

I live in the United States, and the legal age for alcohol is preposterous. If you can purchase a hangun at 18, if you can drive a car at 16, if you can vote the leader of your country at 18, and if you can die for your country at 18, why can't you sit back and enjoy a couple beers or perhaps a glass of wine? It makes no sense, and there is always a way to buy liquor. Look at all parts of South America, Europe, Asia, and even North America(Canada and Mexico); they all have less problems with alcohol, because it is not considered to be such a bad thing. If you can learn your limit by the time you're 15, who's going to drive drunk like an idiot? I was just in Europe, Asia, and South America in the past year, and they laugh at Americans on the alcohol situation. Alcohol should be an issue that your parents teach you about and experience with them. When you first learn how to drive, you drive with your parents and they teach you how to do it. It's not like when you turn 16, you all of a sudden get in the car and try and start driving..of course their will be problems...if you don't know what you're doing!! Alcohol should be something your parents teach you about. Ideally, the alcohol age should be based on what your parents think you're ready for, not big brother(US government). But, remember, in all parts of every other country in the world, they have a drinking age, but IT IS NOT ENFORCED! When I was in Germany, I saw an 11 year old buying Jack Daniels with his friends. But, they definitely have less problems about it, don't they?


City:
Colorado Springs,CO
Date:
23 Aug 2001
Time:
14:03:14

Comments

I think the drinking age should be raised because if they make to where more people can drink then there will be more people causing accidents


City:
Winnipeg
Date:
04 Sep 2001
Time:
15:24:24

Comments

I think like Manitoba here and Quebec and Alberta the drinking age should be 18 across Canada.


City:
Orangeville
Date:
05 Sep 2001
Time:
17:08:25

Comments

I do not think that you should raise the drinking age. Many people who are 19 drink responsible. They just have to get the under age people in trouble for it. Because in my town they aren't really doing anything about it.


City:
mississauga
Date:
05 Sep 2001
Time:
18:07:21

Comments

i think that the age for drinking should remain the same. Although there have been some people that have taken the age for drinking for granted, there are other people out there that are waiting to turn 19 so they can drink, and i am sure that they will not abuse the right to do so. I don't think that others should be penalized for other peoples mistakes. KEEP THE AGE AT 19!!!!


City:
mississauga
Date:
05 Sep 2001
Time:
18:10:34

Comments

I don't think that raising the age for drinking is the answer to everyone's problems. If people are complaining now about kids finding alcohol, what makes you so sure itis going to get any better with the age at 21? Kids are going to get more persistent in drinking becuase it is the "cool" thing to do and no matter what happens, things are going to stay the same, maybe even get worse. i wouldn't change anything.


City:
Dease lake B.C
Date:
06 Sep 2001
Time:
14:36:51

Comments

I think the legal drinking age should be 18 because no matter what youth people still find away to get alcohol


City:
Burlington
Date:
07 Sep 2001
Time:
15:06:47

Comments

Lower it to Sixteen, and they should also create a new board the CCBO ...Cannibis Control Board of Ontario where they could sell different kinds of weed .