Legislative Update

Third Session, Forty-Second Legislature

Government Bills

Introduced

Bill 45 The Public Schools Amendment and Manitoba Teachers’ Society Amendment Act – amends The Public Schools Act to establish centralized collective bargaining for teachers who are employed in the public school system.

Bill 46 The Court Practice and Administration Act (Various Acts Amended)

Bill 47 The Early Learning and Child Care Act

Bill 48 The Fiscal Responsibility and Taxpayer Protection Amendment Act

Bill 49 The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act

Bill 50 The Legal Aid Manitoba Amendment Act

Bill 51 The Limitations Act

Bill 52 The Minor Amendments and Corrections Act, 2021

Bill 53 The Municipal Statutes Amendment Act (2)

Bill 54 The Personal Health Information Amendment Act

Bill 55 The Reducing Red Tape and Improving Services Act, 2021

Bill 56 The Smoking and Vapour Products Control Amendment Act

Bill 57 The Protection of Critical Infrastructure Act

Bill 58 The Criminal Property Forfeiture Amendment Act

Bill 59 The Police Services Amendment Act

Bill 60 The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Amendment Act (2)

Bill 61 The Apprenticeship and Certification Amendment Act

Bill 62 The Animal Diseases Amendment Act

Bill 63 The Petty Trespasses Amendment and Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act

Bill 64 The Education Modernization Act

Passed

Bill 44 The Employment Standards Code Amendment Act
Currently, employees who are unable to work due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic are entitled to a temporary leave of absence.
The amendments allow an employee to take a leave if the employee is more susceptible to COVID-19 because of an underlying medical condition, ongoing medical treatment or other illness. Other circumstances for taking leave in relation to COVID-19 may be set by regulation.

See the related news release regarding the governments plans for more workers to take be able to take protected leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Private Bills

Bill 203 The Manitoba Hydro Amendment Act (Referendum Before Privatization of Subsidiary)

Bill 206 The Provincial Court Amendment Act (Mandatory Awareness Training)


See here for the status of all current bills.

Proclamations

The Emergency Medical Response and Stretcher Transportation Amendment Act SM 2017, c. 13 is proclaimed that December 1, 2020, is the day on which section 1, clause 2(a) insofar as it repeals the definition “emergency medical response technician”, sections 4 and 5, clauses 13(1)(a) and (b), and section 16 of The Emergency Medical Response and Stretcher Transportation Amendment Act (S.M. 2017, c. 13) come into force.

See here for a list of all Proclamations.

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