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Public Safety and Solicitor General

State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:30 PM

The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.


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Province restricts travel to Haida Gwaii to protect communities

Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:10 PM

In response to a community outbreak on Haida Gwaii, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth is using extraordinary powers under the current state of provincial emergency to restrict non-resident travel to the archipelago, maintain essential goods and services for residents, and support the Haida Nation and the Province's continued COVID-19 pandemic response.


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