Manitoba law proposes police be exempt from salary disclosure
WINNIPEG – Police officers in Manitoba are set to gain a little more anonymity in government documents.
A bill now before the legislature would prevent the names of police officers from being published in salary disclosure documents.
Currently, most public-sector workers who earn more than $50,000 a year are named in annual reports, including police officers at the municipal level.
The proposed law would replace each officers’ name with a number.
The government says the move is in response to concerns about the safety of police officers who may be identified and targeted by criminals.
© The Canadian Press, 2014