Book Display – Isaac Pitblado Lecture Series

The Isaac Pitblado lectures are an annual series of lectures in honour of the life and work of Isaac Pitblado, an important figure in Manitoba’s legal profession.

Presented here are a selection of lectures ranging from the beginnings in 1960 up until the present day. It gives an idea of the wide range of topics covered in lectures; from estate planning and income tax law, through the changes of technology and legislation, up to current topics such as access to justice and the future of the legal profession.

The next Isaac Pitblado Lecture is taking place on November 8 at the Fort Garry Place Conference Centre, entitled “Capacity to Decide: Planning for Death and Dying”

Legislative Update

The House adjourned on October 10, 2019.

The 2nd session of the 42nd Legislature will begin on: November 19, 2019.

Bills Passed

Bill 3: The Appropriation Act, 2019, received Royal Assent and came into force on Oct. 10, 2019, SM 2019, c. 23

Bill 4: The Loan Act, 2019, deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2019, SM 2019, c. 24

Bill 22: The Business Registration, Supervision and Ownership Transparency Act (Various Acts Amended), comes into force on January 1, 2020, SM 2019, c. 25

1st Reading

Bill 2: The Public Services Sustainability Amendment Act – Oct. 7, 2019

Bill 200: The Legislative Assembly Amendment and Legislative Assembly Management Commission Amendment Act – Oct. 2, 2019

Legislative Updates

1st Session of the 42nd Legislature

New Bills

Government Bills

Private Bills

Bill 200 – The Legislative Assembly Amendment and Legislative Assembly Management Commission Amendment Act

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2nd reading

Passed

Legislative Update: New Proclamations

The Government has proclaimed the following Act(s):

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 October 1, 2019, as the day on which sections 52, 67 to 69, 71 to 73 and 75, subsections 76(1), 79(1) and (2), and sections 82, 83, 85 and 86 of The Sustainable Watersheds Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 6) come into force.

The Boards, Committees, Councils and Commissions Streamlining Act (Various Acts Amended or Repealed) (S.M. 2018, c. 8)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 1, 2019, as the day on which sections 3, 5 and 6 of The Boards, Committees, Councils and Commissions Streamlining Act (Various Acts Amended or Repealed) (S.M. 2018, c. 8) come into force.

The Planning Amendment Act (Improving Efficiency in Planning) (S.M. 2018, c. 14)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name November 1, 2019, as the day on which section 20 insofar as it enacts the definition “large-scale livestock operation” in section 118.1, clauses 118.2(1)(b) and (2)(b), subclause 118.4(1)(b)(ii) and clause 118.5(b) of The Planning Amendment Act (Improving Efficiency in Planning) (S.M. 2018, c. 14) comes into force.

The Government Notices Modernization Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 28)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 1, 2019, as the day on which sections 6, 11, 15 to 17, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26 and 28 of The Government Notices Modernization Act (Various Acts Amended) (S.M. 2018, c. 28) come into force.

The Crown Lands Amendment Act (Improved Management of Community Pastures and Agricultural Crown Lands) (S.M. 2018, c. 35)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name October 1, 2019, as the day on which The Crown Lands Amendment Act (Improved Management of Community Pastures and Agricultural Crown Lands) (S.M. 2018, c. 35), except section 3, comes into force.

New Book Display: Persons Day

October 18 commemorates the case of Edwards v. Canada which decided women are eligible to sit in the Senate of Canada and that they are indeed included under the term ‘persons’.

This constitutional case was decided on October 18, 1929, by the Judicial Committee of the Imperial Privy Council, which at the time was the highest court of appeal.

The decision also helped recognize that the constitution should be interpreted in a way that adapts to a changing culture.

Print Resources in the Library

Gender equality in the courts : criminal law : a study by the Manitoba Association of Women and the Law / editor, Mona G. Brown  
Women, the law, and the economy / editors, E. Diane Pask, Kathleen E. Mahoney, Catherine A. Brown  
Women in Canadian law  
International decade for women, 1976-1985
The law is not for women  
Reasoning with the Charter  
The Supreme Court’s first one hundred Charter of Rights decisions : a statistical analysis / F.L. Morton, Peter H. Russell and Michael Withey  
The Charter of Rights in litigation : direction from the Supreme Court of Canada / David Stratas

Electronic Resources

CanLII

Edwards v. Canada (Attorney General), 1929 CanLII 438 (UK JCPC)

desLibris (available to members of the Law Society of Manitoba behind the Member’s Portal)

Quasi-constitutional Laws of Canada
by John Helis
www.deslibris.ca/ID/479849
Statutory Interpretation, 3rd edition
by Ruth Sullivan
www.deslibris.ca/ID/477479