Manitoba’s chief public health officer admits a public health order may be unintentionally hurting low-income earners.
The order prohibits the sale of gift cards and pre-paid credit cards, which are used by people who don’t have a credit card to make online purchases.
"We had to put these targeted, very restrictive, black-and-white restrictions in," said Dr. Brent Roussin.
He said the issue deserves a second look.
"This is something we’re going to look at in the near future… because having access to these could make online purchases much easier for people who don’t have a credit card," he said Friday.
"These (orders) are so restrictive I am sure this won’t be the last thing (to be adjusted)," he said.