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Proposed changes would increase fines for fire offences

Nov. 26, 2013, Winnipeg - Manitoba wants to hike fines for fire offences. The NDP government introduced changes to the Fires Prevention and Emergency Response Act because it says the current penalties do not reflect the serious life-safety risks when fire safety codes are not met.

November 26, 2013
By The Canadian Press

The proposed changes would also allow the fire commissioner to issue
smaller fines, in the form of administrative penalties, to those who
have failed to comply with an order issued by the Office of the Fire
Commissioner or a fire safety inspector.

If passed, maximum fines for individuals would increase to $125,000 for a first offence and $250,000 for a second offence.

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