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04/16/2015 15:16 EDT | Updated 06/16/2015 01:12 EDT

Licensed strip clubs banned, exception made for charity events: Saskatchewan

REGINA - Licensed strip clubs are no longer allowed in Saskatchewan but the government says it will make an exception for charitable events once per year.Last month Premier Brad Wall announced that his government would reverse its decision to allow licensed strip clubs because of concerns about human trafficking and sexual exploitation.Wall has said he believes it was a mistake to change provincial liquor laws to allow partial stripping in bars.The revised regulations will allow striptease entertainment at facilities such as theatres, casinos and exhibition halls with the use of a special permit once per year.Don McMorris, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, says the exception is being made because there are worthy fundraising events that include striptease entertainment.Regulations around partial nudity are still in place that allow dancers to strip down to pasties and underwear.