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

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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.

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


CLOSED: This engagement has concluded.

View What We Heard Report


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.

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


  • Manitoba Government Distributes New Legislation That Would Help Prevent Trespassing on Private Property

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    by Lindsay.Dandeneau,

    The Manitoba government has distributed legislation that would amend the Petty Trespasses Act and the Occupiers Liability Act to help landowners respond to concerns about trespassing on private property and amend the Animal Diseases Act to help to protect livestock from biosecurity breaches during transport and at food-processing facilities.

    We thank all participants for their interest and involvement in this engagement. Public input contributed to the Manitoba government’s understanding of crime and public safety challenges in rural Manitoba and informed provincial legislation options. Results from the online survey are now available in a What We Heard Report.