Raise the drinking age to 21?

Middlesex-London Health Unit is asking the Ontario government to raise the legal drinking age in the province to 21, according to an article in today’s Globe and Mail. The health board believes this will decrease the number of college and university students who are consuming alcohol. They are requesting this change to decrease alcohol-related deaths or injuries.

Apparently, this Health Unit seems to believe that under 19 year olds don’t consume alcohol.