A number of bills from the previous session of the legislature have been reintroduced, as well as number of new bills as part of the Government’s legislative agenda. To see the government’s news release on this, click here.
Bill 9The Opioid Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act – gives Manitoba a direct and distinct cause of action against manufacturers and wholesalers of opioid products to recover the cost of health care benefits caused or contributed to by an opioid-related wrong.
Bill 3The Public Service Act – provides a legislative framework for an ethical and effective public service for Manitoba.
Bill 4The Retail Business Hours of Operation Act (Various Acts Amended or Repealed) – Currently, retail business hours and days of operation are subject to provincial legislation. This Bill gives local governments authority over these matters. Amendments to The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act, The Municipal Act, The Northern Affairs Act and The City of Winnipeg Charter are made for this purpose. The Employment Standards Code is amended to continue the ability of retail workers to refuse to work on Sundays. A consequential amendment is made to The Remembrance Day Act. The Shops Regulation Act is also repealed.
Bill 205The Latex Control Act – prohibits the sale and use of gloves containing latex as of January 1, 2022. Exceptions are provided for research and medical procedures.
The second edition of Prosecuting and Defending Sexual Offence Cases by Daniel Brown and Jill Witkin, is now available to member’s online through the Member’s Portal.
This new edition contains “new chapters on historical sexual offences and cross-examination on private records, and reflects changes in Bill C-51 pertaining to third party records, other sexual history, and consent. Analysis of case law and relevant Criminal Code provisions have been integrated throughout in order to effectively guide readers through the flow of a sexual offence case.”
Discussion of the new s. 278.92 regime that governs the use of records in sexual offence cases;
New section dealing with “myths and stereotypes” in relation to the complainant as well as the accused;
Key commentary, from both Crown and defence, on advocacy and trial strategy.
This title is the fourth volume in Emond’s Criminal Law Series. Check out the rest of the series in the Library Resources section of the Member’s Portal.
“The Designation of Counsel form has been amended to allow counsel to attest they have explained to the client, the obligations of the client to maintain contact with counsel and appear in court when required. When properly explained and endorsed, this will prevent the need for accused persons to attend court in person to sign the designation of counsel form.”
Counsel are reminded despite numerous changes the Pre-Trial Protocol remains in place. The jurisdiction of the Pre-Trial Coordinators are further explained. Any concerns regarding the Pre Trial Protocol should be raised with Associate Chief Judge Krahn.
Take a look at some of the texts the library has to offer to help with any legal nightmares
· Legal responsibilities of real estate agents — 3rd ed. By Rosemary Bocska and Martin K.I. Rumack
· Caveat emptor and the pros and cons of greater sellers’ disclosure CPD
· 2019 hot topics in real estate (Stigmatized property) CPD
· The law of libel in Canada — 4th ed. Peter A. Downard
· Brown on Defamation
Also be sure to check out this article on HeinOnline about a case where a house was legally declared haunted.
Keep reading for some tips on finding related resources for titles like; AIDS, Ghosts, Murder: Must Real Estate Brokers and Sellers Disclose, or Caveat Spiritus: A Jurisdictional Reflection upon the Law of Haunted Houses and Ghosts