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Province orders non-critical businesses to shut down April 1-14

Manitoba’s Premier, Brian Pallister, has ordered all non-critical businesses to shut down April 1-14. 

The order does not apply to the heavy construction industry. 

For full details see links below to

  • Manitoba Government media release
  • Public Health Order (PHO) – Critical Services Order
  • CBC news story

 The language directly applicable to construction as contained in the Public Health Order is as follows:

“Construction
27. A business engaged in construction work or services in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors, including demolition services and expanding, renovating, converting or repurposing existing spaces.

28. A business engaged in construction work or services that are required to ensure safe and reliable operations of provincial and municipal infrastructure.

29. A business engaged in construction work or services that supports environmental rehabilitation projects.”

Regards,

Chris Lorenc, B.A., LL.B.,
President, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) 

 

Additional links

  • Manitoba Government media release – click here
  • Public Health Order – Critical Services Order – click here
  • CBC News : Manitoba to shut down non-critical services April 1 to slow spread of COVID-19 – read story

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