Legislative Update – New Proclamation

The Government has issued the following proclamation:

The Sustainable Watersheds Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 6)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name January 1, 2020, as the day on which Part 1 of The Sustainable Watersheds Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 6) comes into force.

Part 1 refers to renaming conservation districts as “watershed districts”.

A board of a district may now do work outside its boundaries if the work benefits the district. For that purpose, a board may enter into agreements with others, including First Nations. When assessing the benefits, a board must consider the relevant watershed management plan prepared under The Water Protection Act.

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