Legislative Update – Legislature resumes

Manitoba Legislature Resumes To Complete Budget 2021 Process, Protect Manitobans – “The fall sitting of the third session of the 42nd legislature will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 with a condensed two-week sitting focused on completing the Budget 2021 financial process including the introduction and passage of the Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act (BITSA).”

Statement From Justice Minister Cameron Friesen On Proclamation Of Bill 6, The Liquor, Gaming And Cannabis Control Amendment Act “…government has proclaimed legislation that prohibits the public consumption of cannabis, complementing existing provisions prohibiting smoking and vaping in public. “

Statement From Justice Minister Cameron Friesen On Proclamation Of Bill 50, The Legal Aid Amendment Act – “… government is acting to remove the tariff from the regulation and allow Legal Aid to manage its budget independently. Legal Aid will create internal policies to ensure the tariff and financial commitments are accounted for.   These changes support Manitoba’s Criminal Justice System Modernization Strategy by improving the timeliness of the justice system.  These regulations come into effect Oct. 7.”

Third Session, Forty-Second Legislature

New Bills

Introduced

Bill 74 The Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2021 – This Bill implements various tax and other measures announced in the 2021 Manitoba Budget. Additional amendments implement and support the summary budget and make various amendments to tax legislation.

Bill 240 The Recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Act (Employment Standards Code and Interpretation Act Amended) – recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, as a statutory holiday in Manitoba for the purposes of The Employment Standards Code and The Interpretation Act.

Recent Proclamations Coming into Effect

ChapterTitle     (provisions)Date in forceDate signedProclamation
SM 2020, c. 25The Remote Witnessing and Commissioning Act (Various Acts Amended) (whole Act)1 Oct 202129 Sep 2021Proclamation
SM 2021, c. 8The Legal Aid Manitoba Amendment Act (whole Act)7 Oct 202129 Sep 2021Proclamation
SM 2021, c. 13The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Amendment Act (whole Act)15 Oct 202129 Sep 2021Proclamation
SM 2021, c. 30The Reducing Red Tape and Improving Services Act, 2020 (sections 31 and 32)1 Oct 202129 Sep 2021Proclamation
SM 2021, c. 53The Animal Diseases Amendment Act (whole Act)8 Oct 202129 Sep 2021Proclamation
SM 2021, c. 54The Petty Trespasses Amendment and Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act (whole Act)15 Oct 202129 Sep 2021Proclamation

Check here for the current status of all bills.