Quebec passes law to regulate security industry
The Quebec Chapter of the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is pleased that the Quebec National Assembly has p...
The Quebec Chapter of the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) is pleased that the Quebec National Assembly has passed Bill 88. The new legislation will herald a new regulatory era for the security industry in Quebec.
“We’ve been at this for over 10 years”, commented Quebec CANASA’s Chapter President Normand Fiset, “and we are very pleased that all our hard work has finally paid off.”
The Bill’s purpose is to regulate a variety of private security practices including alarm monitoring, life safety, goods and sites protection and electronic security systems. It also will see regulation of guards, armored car services and security consultant services.
The new legislation calls for the creation of a Private Security Bureau, whose mission would be to establish regulations governing each of the different sectors of the industry, and manage the issuing of permits to companies and individuals.
Tracy Cannata, CANASA’s Executive Director, said, “We are pleased to see how this legislation has evolved to reflect the needs of our industry while also protecting the public interest.”
“The industry was solidly behind the Bill”, said Mr. Fiset, “and at the end of the day, it made it much easier for MNA’s knowing that the industry was supportive.”
The Canadian Security Association represents about 300 companies in the province of Quebec.