Development of Rural Crime, Bio-Security, and Metal Theft Legislation

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Development of Rural Crime, Bio-Security, and Metal Theft Legislation

Residents and municipal officials from rural Manitoba have raised concerns about the need to take greater action to address rural crime. The Manitoba government is committed to address these ongoing crime and public safety challenges in rural Manitoba.

Background
Manitoba accounts for seven per cent of the rural population in Canada, but is responsible for 12 per cent of Canada’s property and violent crime. In 2017, Manitoba’s rural overall crime rate was 42 per cent higher than its urban overall crime rate and the rural property crime rate was five per cent higher than its urban property crime rate.

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The Manitoba government is interested in the views of Manitobans on four legislative initiatives:

  • Amendments to The Petty Trespasses Act (PTA)
  • Amendments to The Occupiers' Liability Act (OLA)
  • Amendments to The Animal Diseases Act (ADA)
  • New scrap metal dealer legislation to combat metal theft by bringing transparency and accountability to scrap metal sellers transactions.

Relevant legislation to address rural crime has recently been passed in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. We would like your input in order to assess the identified options that have been adopted by other Canadian jurisdictions. Please provide your feedback online by October 31, 2020.

This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact David.Greening@gov.mb.ca.


Development of Rural Crime, Bio-Security, and Metal Theft Legislation

Residents and municipal officials from rural Manitoba have raised concerns about the need to take greater action to address rural crime. The Manitoba government is committed to address these ongoing crime and public safety challenges in rural Manitoba.

Background
Manitoba accounts for seven per cent of the rural population in Canada, but is responsible for 12 per cent of Canada’s property and violent crime. In 2017, Manitoba’s rural overall crime rate was 42 per cent higher than its urban overall crime rate and the rural property crime rate was five per cent higher than its urban property crime rate.

Provide Feedback
The Manitoba government is interested in the views of Manitobans on four legislative initiatives:

  • Amendments to The Petty Trespasses Act (PTA)
  • Amendments to The Occupiers' Liability Act (OLA)
  • Amendments to The Animal Diseases Act (ADA)
  • New scrap metal dealer legislation to combat metal theft by bringing transparency and accountability to scrap metal sellers transactions.

Relevant legislation to address rural crime has recently been passed in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. We would like your input in order to assess the identified options that have been adopted by other Canadian jurisdictions. Please provide your feedback online by October 31, 2020.

This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact David.Greening@gov.mb.ca.


  • We would like your input in order to assess the identified options to address ongoing crime and public safety challenges in rural Manitoba. The survey is divided into four sections:

    • Section A: Possible Amendments to Manitoba's Petty Trespasses Act
    • Section B: Possible Amendments to The Occupiers' Liability Act
    • Section C: Possible Amendments to the Animal Diseases Act
    • Section D: Possible Metal Dealers and Recyclers Legislation


    Your feedback is requested by October 31, 2020. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


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