Legislative Updates

With the end of the third session, 41st Legislature, the following bills received Royal Assent on November 8, 2018: 

The following bills were not proceeded with: 

  • Bill 28: The Public Sector Construction Projects (Tendering) Act
  • Bill 30: The Statutes Correction and Minor Amendments Act, 2018
  • Bill 200: The Planning Amendment Act
  • Bill 201: The Manitoba Conservation Officers Recognition Day Act
  • Bill 203: The Insurance Amendment Act
  • Bill 204: The Electoral Divisions Amendment Act
  • Bill 206: The Brookside Cemetery Recognition Act
  • Bill 207: The Legal Profession Amendment Act (Queen’s Counsel Appointments)
  • Bill 209: The Gift of Life Act (Human Tissue Gift Act Amended)
  • Bill 210: The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Amendment Act
  • Bill 214: The Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act
  • Bill 215: The Election Financing Amendment Act
  • Bill 216: The Human Rights Code Amendment Act
  • Bill 218: The Prompt Payments in the Construction Industry Act
  • Bill 222: The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (Protecting Tenants from Rising Utility Costs)
  • Bill 224: The Public Schools Amendment Act (No Disclosure Without Consent)
  • Bill 225: The Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Genetic Characteristics)
  • Bill 227: The Animal Care Amendment Act (Dog Breeding and Exotic Animals)
  • Bill 232: The Efficiency Manitoba Amendment Act

To check when these bills come into effect, click here.

In addition, the Government of Manitoba proclaims the following:

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name December 17, 2018, as the day on which The Film and Video Classification and Distribution Act (S.M. 2018, c. 11) comes into force.

Before this enactment, films were regulated under The Amusements Act. This Act establishes a new regulatory framework for the classification and distribution of films and other forms of prerecorded moving visual images, such as rental videos and video games.

The Manitoba Film Classification Board is dissolved and a director appointed for the purpose of the new Act.

The director must classify theatrically released films and adult films sold, rented or otherwise made available to the public (other than by the Internet or cable or satellite television). Distributors of such films must be licensed. With Cabinet approval, the director may enter into an agreement whereby classification and licensing determinations of another government or government agency apply in Manitoba.

Video games, videos and non-theatrically released films must be classified and the classification indicated as provided for in the regulations.

ICLR Weekly Case Law Update

Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for November 12, 2018.

Decisions covering the following topics:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial
  • Crime
  • Ecclesiatical
  • Employment
  • European Union
  • Family
  • IP and Media
  • Land Law
  • Public Law
  • Tax
  • Tort
  • Trusts and Chancery

If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, and would like a copy of any of the decisions from the digest please contact the library and we will be  happy to provide those for you.

Library Closures

The library will be closed on Monday, November 12 in honour of Remembrance Day.

Lawyers may access the library between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. by signing in at the security desk.

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m for a swearing-in ceremony.

Lawyers may access the library after 5:00 p.m. by signing in at the security desk. 

Reminiscing on the Great Library

While sorting through the material stored in the library, we’ve come across some examples of how the library used to function. We developed this display to show although technology has replaced some of the ways we perform our job, the basic method is still the same. For example, the card catalogue. Replaced by an online catalogue, yet still used to organize the material in the library so others can retrieve it. 

Other items of interest include a report by former Chief Librarian Garth Niven on the state of the library (2003); a detailed memo on the effects of theft (by lawyers!) of the books in the library and what punishments should be meted out to the perpetrators; as well as two bound copies of the entire library catalogue, one from 1930 and the other from 1960. 

Library Technician Practicum student George Roy put together the display. Next time you’re in the library, take a moment to peruse some of the items. 

Samples from the Great LIbrary’s past.

ICLR Weekly Case Law Update

Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for November 5, 2018.

Decisions covering the following topics:

  • Commercial Law
  • Costs
  • Crime
  • Employment
  • European Union
  • Land Law
  • Public Law
  • Tax
  • Trusts and Chancery

If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, and would like a copy of any of the decisions from the digest please contact the library and we will be  happy to provide those for you.