November 24, 2015 2:30 pm
Updated: November 24, 2015 5:34 pm

Breasts no longer considered ‘nude’, says AGLC

Global News

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) no longer considers the exposure of female breasts as “nude.”

The policy change, effective immediately, was announced in a bulletin issued last week to all “Class A Minors Prohibited Licensees” – or, in other words, bars, nightclubs, lounges, etc.

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A commission spokesperson said in an email to Global News that “it has been brought to AGLC’s attention by members of the burlesque community that the nude entertainment policy, as it stood before, may not be aligned with the Canadian Human Rights Act.”

“The AGLC has looked into this, and the result is the policy that applies equally to males and females.”

It means burlesque performers can perform in any licensed premise, subject to any municipal bylaws or rules that may be in effect, and as long as their performances don’t meet the definitions of nude (i.e. exposure of genitals).

Section 5.11 of the Licensee Handbook has been updated to reflect the policy change.


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