Manitoba introduces sweeping law for provincewide smoking ban
March 2, 2004
WINNIPEG (CP) - Smokers in Manitoba could soon have to search far and wide for places to light up.
The government took a big step Tuesday toward what it calls the most sweeping smoking ban in Canada when Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau introduced the Non-Smokers Health Protection Act in the legislature. The proposed law, which would come into effect Oct. 1, would make Manitoba the first province to ban smoking in all public places and indoor workplaces under provincial jurisdiction.