MONCTON, NB – A provincial panel is asking various stakeholders to help modernize New Brunswick’s outdated liquor laws.

Public consultations have heard from pub owners who want later closing times to wineries who want to set up wine samples in markets.

Moncton nightclub owner Keith Comeau says he wants his customers to have more than half-an-hour to clear out after closing.

“It creates a really big cluster especially with our patio set up… it creates fights and aggravation.”

Public Safety spokesperson Mike Comeau says it’s time for changes.

“We’re going to take a number of weeks and months to do a little more research, to follow up with some of the people we have heard from, to talk with NB Liquor, the policing community and municipal governments in the province.”

The feedback will be forwarded to the government where changes could come once the legislature resumes later this year.