checkCookie(); The recent swarming attacks on city cops has prompted Premier Ed Stelmach to look for ways to curb the "Old West" behaviour in Alberta.
The province's boom may be responsible for the bust-ups and he said the province will look at whatever steps it can take to curb binge drinking and lessen bar violence.
Responding to two police officers being assaulted outside a bar last weekend, Stelmach said the province will look at a number of initiatives, such as minimum drink prices, operating hours and other steps.
"Obviously this seems to be related to binge drinking, consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time, maybe because the price is very low and obviously more money in the pockets," he said.
"But it is getting to be a serious matter because when police officers are swarmed in the street, it's like the Old West and we've got to get control of it."
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