The new temporary emergency orders issued by the Manitoba government

By | May 14, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has issued several temporary orders under its current state of emergency.

The orders were announced in a news release sent Thursday afternoon and include information on childcare, rebates and municipal governance.

Here are some of the orders.

CHILDCARE

When it comes to childcare, the province announced it would be “providing exemptions to current license requirements for child care so that early childhood educators can offer child care in their homes and in the community for families who need it during the current state of emergency.”

CTV News has reached out to the province for clarification on the order.

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

Under the new orders, the province is suspending municipal by-elections during the current state of emergency. The province added it will also reduce quorum requirements at municipal council meetings “to provide greater flexibility for local government.”

The province is also suspending in-person meetings for condominium corporations, co-operatives, corporations, and credit unions. It will introduce measures

FEES

The province has temporarily suspended fees for marriage fees, licences, and marriage commissioners “if the person has an expired licence issued after Dec. 19, 2019,” according to the order.

Deadlines have been extended to apply for the 2019 farmland school tax rebate, and to appeal tax assessments “to the earlier of Sept. 21, 2020, or the end of the state of emergency associated with COVID-19.”

The province will also temporarily suspend in-person commissioning and witnessing provisions for matters such as oaths, affirmation, statutory declarations, health-care directives, powers of attorney, land title documents, and wills.

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