B.C. bans hoarding, resale of food and medical supplies amid coronavirus emergency

The B.C. government announced sweeping new rules Wednesday to crack down on private stockpiling and profiteering off of essential goods during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“These measures will help end hoarding at our grocery stores and the shameful black market for medical supplies,” said Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth.

“(This is) making sure our essential service workers, including health workers, have every resource available that they need with their incredible efforts in caring for all of us.”

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