Stiffer COVID Fines

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is increasing fines for people who fail to comply with public health and emergency orders.

“The recent surge in COVID-19 cases in our province is concerning, which is why our government is taking further action to protect Manitobans,” said Premier Brian Pallister. “Along with stronger public health orders, these new and substantially higher fines are an additional tool to help keep Manitobans safe.

For individuals, the fine was previously $486 and will now rise to $1,296. For corporations, the fine was $2,542 before and is now $5,000.

In addition to higher fines, the Manitoba government will continue to increase enforcement of the public health orders across the province.

The Pallister government is also working to amend existing provincial regulations to enable municipal bylaw enforcement officers to enforce public health and emergency orders.