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Province deploying new personnel as part of COVID-19 compliance strategy

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: November 17, 2020 12:43

Manitoba signs contract with G4S Canada to increase enforcement

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The province has signed a contract with G4S Canada to boost COVID-19 public health order enforcement efforts to help protect Manitobans during this critical time in the pandemic. 

Premier Brian Pallister says the vast majority of Manitobans are following the fundamentals, "We're targeting those who refuse to follow public health advice and put others at risk. Today is another step in our enforcement efforts to help protect our most vulnerable Manitobans and ensure our health-care system is there for all Manitobans, when they need it."

Specialized training through Commissionaires Manitoba is underway for a number of G4S personnel. Once fully operational, it is anticipated G4S will provide upwards of 90 personnel to bolster the complement of provincial employees enforcing public health orders.

Over the weekend, the Manitoba government deployed a team of provincial employees dedicated to public health order enforcement. These employees had more than 225 interactions with a wide variety of businesses, organizations and individuals.

Across the province during the past week, a total of 32 tickets were issued for various offences including large gathering sizes, failure to quarantine and a northern travel violation. 

Manitobans are encouraged to contact the province's enhanced tip line to voice their concerns and share information about possible breaches of public health orders. 

Manitobans can report compliance and enforcement issues by visiting https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/ and completing the reporting form, or by calling 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862 (toll-free).


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