Remembering, restrictions and a new office


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This article was published 16/11/2020 (934 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As the former MLA for St. James it was my honour to lay a wreath for the Manitoba Government at the

Bruce Park Cenotaph from 2016 to 2018.  As the current MLA for the Assiniboia, I was honoured, along with my colleague, Kirkfield Park MLA Scott Fielding, to lay a Government of Manitoba wreath at the Anavets service in 2019.  

Owing to COVID-19 restrictions these Remembrance Day services were cancelled this year.

In speaking with many of my constituents I know how dedicated and committed they are to recognizing our veterans as well as supporting our military. Many brave women and men died for our country so that we as Canadians can have a better life. We owe it to them to survive and prosper. We will never forget their service to country.

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Our government, under the direction of the chief provincial health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, and his advisers have to make the difficult decisions to protect the people of Manitoba. The province has recently gone to a critical level (red) to halt the transmission of the virus and protect our most vulnerable citizens. We all have to pull together to bring this serious situation under control and I ask you to please follow the directions and adhere to the code red restrictions. We were successful in bringing Manitoba’s COVID positivity down earlier this year and we can do it again.

The restrictions are as follows:

• Social contacts reduced to your household only. Social gatherings are not permitted.;

• Retail businesses listed as critical services, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, can remain open at 25 per cent capacity;

• Retail businesses not on the list are able to provide e-service, curbside pickup or delivery services;

• All personal service businesses, including hair salons, barbers and sites offering manicures, pedicures and other esthetic services, must close;

• Gyms and fitness centres must close;

• Religious and cultural gatherings can only be provided virtually;

• Restaurants must close their dining rooms and may be open for delivery, drive-thru or takeout only;

• All recreational activities, sports facilities, casinos, museums, galleries, libraries, movie theatres and concert halls must close.

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I wish to share with you my change of address, as we have relocated to the Crestview Park Mall at Portage Avenue and Cavalier Street. My office remains open but I ask that you call ahead for an appointment due to the COVID restrictions. You can contact our office at 204-615-6044 or by email at Either I or my constituency assistant, Sheila, will be happy to assist you with your concerns.

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston
Assiniboia constituency report

Scott Johnston is the PC MLA for Assiniboia.

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