Legislative Update – New Proclamations

The Government of Manitoba proclaims the following:

    1. The Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act  (section 7)
    2. The Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act  (section 2)
    3. The Advocate for Children and Youth Act (whole Act except section 1, insofar as it enacts clauses (b) to (e) of the definition “reviewable service” and section 21)
    4. The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act (various Acts amended) (Part 5)
    5. The Manitoba East Side Road Authority Repeal Act (whole Act)
    6. The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act (whole Act)

 

The Red Tape Reduction And Government Efficiency Act (section 7)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name April 1, 2018, as the day on which
section 7 of The Red Tape Reduction and Government
Efficiency Act, 2017 (S.M. 2017, c. 34) comes into force.

This Act amends several Acts and repeals three Acts to reduce or eliminate regulatory requirements or prohibitions and to streamline government operations. A number of other Acts are amended to remove references to a repealed Act.

The Red Tape Reduction And Government Efficiency Act (section) 2

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name March 15, 2018, as the day on which
section 2 of The Red Tape Reduction and Government
Efficiency Act, 2017 (S.M. 2017, c. 34) comes into force

This Act amends several Acts and repeals three Acts to reduce or eliminate regulatory requirements or prohibitions and to streamline government operations. A number of other Acts are amended to remove references to a repealed Act.

The Advocate For Children and Youth Act

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name March 15, 2018, as the day on which The
Advocate for Children and Youth Act (S.M. 2017, c. 8),
except section 1 insofar as it enacts clauses (b) to (e) of the
definition “reviewable service”, and section 21, comes into
force.

In 2014, the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair recommended that Manitoba enact stand-alone legislation for the Children’s Advocate and provide the Advocate with a broader mandate. This Act implements those recommendations.

This Act also changes the name of Children’s Advocate to Advocate for Children and Youth.

The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name April 1, 2018, as the day on which Part 5
of The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act (Various Acts
Amended) (S.M. 2017, c. 22) comes into force.

The federal government has introduced legislation to legalize the non-medical use of cannabis (marijuana). This Act amends several Acts to address health or safety concerns that will arise when cannabis consumption is no longer illegal, and it closes any legislative gaps that might be created when cannabis is no longer considered to be an illegal drug.

The Manitoba East Side Road Authority Repeal Act

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name March 31, 2018, as the day on which The
Manitoba East Side Road Authority Repeal Act (S.M. 2017,c. 6) comes into force.

This Act repeals The Manitoba East Side Road Authority Act and transfers the Authority’s property, rights and liabilities to the government.

The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name May 9, 2018, as the day on which The
Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act (S.M. 2017, c. 25)
comes into force.

This Act deals with bargaining units and collective bargaining in Manitoba’s health sector.

 

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