Manitoba government is increasing fines for people who ignore public health orders..
The fine for individuals rises to $1,296 from $486, while the fine for corporations rises to $5,000 from $2,542. The new fines come into effect immediately.
The provincial government is also in the process of rewriting regulations to allow municipal bylaw officers to help enforce the province’s public health and emergency orders.
The RCMP and other police agencies, the Health Protection Unit, Manitoba Conservation and Climate, Workplace Safety and Health, and the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority all have the power to issue fines.