New MLRC Report on Expropriation

The Commission has released its final report on The Expropriation Act of Manitoba. The Commission makes 10 recommendations to improve and clarify certain areas of The Expropriation Act. The report forms part of a series entitled Creating Efficiencies in the Law, which seeks to address discrete, straightforward issues that, in the Commission’s view, can be improved with relatively simple legislative amendments. To see the full report click here. (From website)

Legislative Updates: New Proclamations

The Government of Manitoba has proclaimed the following Acts:

  • The Mental Health Amendment Act (whole Act), SM 2016, c. 8 , effective June 1, 2019
  • The Courts Modernization Act (Various Acts Amended) (Part 1 and sections 6, 15, 19 and 26 to 29), SM 2019, c. 16 , effective July 1, 2019
  • The Family Law Modernization Act (Schedule C — The Arbitration Amendment Act (Family Law), whole Act except section 21; Schedule E — The Family Maintenance Amendment Act), SM 2019, c. 8, effective July 1, 2019
  • The Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2018 (subsections 26(1) and (3) to (9) and section 37), SM 2018, c. 29, effective July 1, 2019
  • The Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2018 (section 35), SM 2018, c. 29, effective September 1, 2019

Library Closure: June 21

The Manitoba Law Library will  be closing at 11:00 am on Friday, June 21st for a swearing in ceremony reception.

After hours access will be available after 5:00 pm on Friday.

Regular hours will resume on Monday, June 24th.

Contents Update: Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal

Vol. 38 No. 3 of the Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal has arrived in the library.


From the Law Reports

Henson Trusts: A Sham in Sheep’s Clothing? A Comment on S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Corp. – by Joel Nitikman

Seguin v. Pearson: Due Clarity on Undue Influence – by Lionel J. Tupman and Amanda Bettencourt


Beyond Great Expectations: Spes Successionis in 21st Century Canadian Law – by Calvin Hancock

Planning Considerations for Digital Assets – by Ian M. Hull, Suzana Popovic-Montag, and Nick Esterbauer

The Effectiveness of Exulpatory Clauses – by Carla Figliomeni

The Effect of Marriage Breakdown on Pension Rights in Ontario – by Melanie Yach and Andrea McEwan

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