Legislative Updates – New Bills

The Government of Manitoba recently introduced the following bills:

Third Session, Forty-First Legislature

Bill 29: The Wildlife Amendment Act (Safe Hunting and Shared Management)

This Bill contains amendments to The Wildlife Act. They include the following:

  • A general prohibition on night hunting is established. In southern Manitoba, an aboriginal person may hunt at night if they have a permit and are hunting in the area set out in the permit where the department has determined that night hunting may be conducted. An aboriginal person exercising harvesting rights in northern Manitoba may hunt at night if they comply with prohibitions and restrictions established by regulation.
  • Minimum fines are established for persons convicted of dangerous hunting offences.
  • The minister may appoint shared management committees to provide recommendations on the conservation and management of wildlife in a specific area. At least half of the committee members must be aboriginal persons. A shared management committee must also have representation from hunters, outfitters and local land owners.
  • The minister may work with a variety of organizations to encourage private landowners to give consent to enable persons to hunt or trap on their land.

Bill 30: The Statutes Correction and Minor Amendments Act, 2018

This Bill corrects typographical, numbering and other drafting errors. It also makes minor amendments to various Acts and repeals two municipal Acts.

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