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BC travel ban road checks could start as early as Friday| FULL

CA, 01 May 2021
The B.C. government says police have no power to engage in an arbitrary vehicle or street check as part of enforcing the provincial ban on travelling across health regions.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth outlined the province’s enforcement measures Friday to restrict non-essential travel across B.C.

If the police have reasonable grounds to believe that a person has travelled for a non-essential purpose, they can direct the traveller to turn around and leave the region, Farnworth explained.

The RCMP will administer the road checks and can ask for a driver’s name, address and driver’s license. In order to enforce the order, they can ask for secondary identification confirming an address and ask for the purpose of travel. A driver is not required to provide documentation to support the travel claim.

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