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Prince Albert

Smoking and use of smokeless tobacco (“for use by mastication”) is prohibited in any City-owned and/or operated facility.

Prince Albert is considering a bylaw to prohibit smoking, hookah smoking and vaping in various outdoor locations, including patios, public parks and playgrounds.

City Council directed Administration to complete a review of Smoking in Public Places in Prince Albert. As part of that review, Administration met with and received feedback from local business owners, health groups, the Community Services Advisory Committee, & City staff including Community Services, Human Resources, Occupational Health & Safety, Bylaw Services and the City Solicitor.

At a regular meeting of the Executive Committee on September 5, 2017, it was recommended that Administration prepare a survey for addition onto the “Let’s Talk” webpage on the city’s website. The survey, which closed on October 14th,  drew over 900 responses, the majority in favour of further restrictions on smoking and vaping. This information, along with options, was presented to the Community Services Advisory Committee on Nov. 15th, 2017.

On November 27th the Committee reported its findings and recommendations to the Executive Committee of City Council. On December  11th City Council referred the matter back to Administration for further review and report, including holding a public meeting regarding the matter. Administration has until the end of March 2018 to complete the work.

A communication plan regarding a Smoking in Public Places Bylaw is pending. The development of the plan will depend on the restrictions in the Bylaw. In the event further restrictions are mandated through Bylaw, the City may choose to phase in the conditions through a public awareness campaign before enforcing any fines for non-compliance.

 

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Tobacco Products

Definitions

“Facility” means buildings or improvements owned or operated by the City, whether under a joint-use agreement or otherwise, and land, parking lots, driveways and passageways for ingress and egress ancillary thereto, but excluding any facility occupied or operated pursuant to a current lease agreement.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Cemetaries
Municipal Property
Parks

Policy Analysis


N/A

Date Passed: March 14, 2016

Date in Force: March 14, 2016

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge:

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status:

Bylaw Under Development? Yes

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