Legislative Update – New Proclamation

The Government of Manitoba proclaims the following:

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name January 25, 2018, as the day on which The Efficiency Manitoba Act (S.M. 2017, c. 18), except for sections 37, 44 and 49, comes into force.

The purpose of the act is to establish Efficiency Manitoba Inc. Efficiency Manitoba’s mandate is to achieve electrical energy savings of 1.5% annually and natural gas savings of 0.75% annually during the first 15 years of operation. For more information see the explanatory note at the beginning of the act.

 

Manitoba eLaw – New Edition – Labour and Employment Update

Our eLaw editor has been churning out updates fast and furiously (or should that be with fire and fury?) This February 2018 Update No. 31 on
Labour and Employment Law contains the following:

In This Issue
Expanding the Scope of the Prohibition Against Workplace Discrimination: SCC (British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk)
Reasonable Notice and Compensation for Manner of Dismissal: MBCA (Grant v. Electra Sign Ltd.)
Conduct Decision Unreasonable: MBCA (Ahmed v. College of Registered Nurses)
Reduced Duty of Fairness Applies to Investigatory Bodies: MBCA (Kuny v. College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba)
Adding New Breach of Contract Claim in CNR Pension Dispute: MBQB (Hall et al v. Canadian National Railway)
Legislative Update
Recommended Reading
Upcoming MBA Programs
2018 Accommodation Law Conference

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Upcoming CPD

The Law Society of Manitoba requires members to complete 12 hours of continuing professional development each year. Here are some upcoming programs that will help you meet these requirements:

The Manitoba Bar Association also offers CPD opportunities. And don’t forget, delivering CPD also counts towards your CPD requirements.

 

Manitoba eLaw – New Edition – Property and Succession

Update 90, January 2018 has been published. Contents include:

  • Equity Enforces Promises That the Law Does Not: Cowper-Smith v. Morgan, SCC
  • Courts Play a Critical Role in Safeguarding Treaty Rights: SCC
  • Land Titles and Personal Property Registry Changes: Notices and Directives
  • Recommended Reading
  • STEP Programs

I found the Cowper-Smith decision of personal interest. When families no longer live close to aging parents, one sibling can be required to take on more caretaking duties than others, and there should be a way to guarantee recognition for this, especially, as in this case, where an oral agreement was in place.

New book display: Family Law

A book display with six books, on three levels of a bookcase. In the middle is a sign that says "New and featured books: Family Law". Book titles are in the blog post.We have a new book display set-up at the Library on the theme of Family Law.

All books are items from our reserve room, and thus are the most recent editions.

If you’re looking to take out any of these books, please let a staff member know (48 hour loan period).

 

The titles are:

  • Manitoba CPLED Program 2016-2017: Family Law
  • Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for Advocates and Neutrals by Lorne Wolfson (2017)
  • Family Law Arbitration in Canada (3rd ed.) by Ann C. Wilton and Gary S. Joseph (2017)
  • Child Support Guidelines Law and Practice by James C. MacDonald and Ann C. Wilton [no longer updated, current to 2016] *
  • Financial Principles of Family Law by Andrew J. Freedman and Paula G. White [no longer updated, current to 2016] *
  • The Annotated Divorce Act, 2018 ed., MacDonald and Wilton

 

* Looseleaf titles, which are available upon request.