As of today, Monday, November 20, 2017, the City of Winnipeg will take over the duties from the provincial courts in enforcing more than 600 by-law provisions.
The Municipal By-Law Enforcement Act (MBEA) gives the City the power to issue a penalty notice for certain violations and the city says that they have determined 600 by-law offences with preset fines under $1000 will be enforced using the MBEA process.
If you receive a penalty notice on or after November 20, 2017, you will have two options either pay it or request a review. If you choose the latter you will no longer have to see a Judicial Justice of the peace or Judge in provincial court you will now see a City of Winnipeg appointed screening officer. If you disagree with the screening officer’s decision you can then appeal and have your matter heard by an adjudicator appointed by the province.
The city claims that the process will be faster than the previous system of attending provincial court.
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