ONT BUDGET | PC government wants you to be able to buy booze at 9am

You can order a drink in Ontario at the same time most people are grabbing their morning coffee.

In today's budget, the PC government announced plans to change a series of laws governing alcohol sales.

The changes would allow municipalities to pass laws that allow drinking in some public areas like parks.

The also extend the hours a licensed establishment can serve alcohol, starting at 9 a.m., seven days a week.

The province will also change rules to allow bars to advertise ``happy hour'' promotions.

The government says it will also look at ways to lower beer costs at Royal Canadian Legions by this fall.