Booze ban at La St-Jean
The City of Quebec is cracking down on what it calls "out-of-control" public drinking at the Fete National celebrations. Revelers will no longer be allowed to bring their own alcohol on to the site.
Last year, there were two armed assaults. Two years ago, a young man died after falling off a roof while intoxicated.
Quebec City mayor Régis Labeaume says gone are the days of what he calls, "The Wild West" when you can stroll along Grande-Allée with a 12-pack of beer under your arm.
The city is spending half of its $1.2 million dollar security budget to make sure that every single police officer in the city is available to patrol tonight.
Reporter Ainslie Maclellan tells us how people are reacting to the new approach.