Legislative Update – New Proclamations

The Government of Manitoba proclaims the following:

    1. The Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act  (section 7)
    2. The Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act  (section 2)
    3. The Advocate for Children and Youth Act (whole Act except section 1, insofar as it enacts clauses (b) to (e) of the definition “reviewable service” and section 21)
    4. The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act (various Acts amended) (Part 5)
    5. The Manitoba East Side Road Authority Repeal Act (whole Act)
    6. The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act (whole Act)

 

The Red Tape Reduction And Government Efficiency Act (section 7)

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name April 1, 2018, as the day on which
section 7 of The Red Tape Reduction and Government
Efficiency Act, 2017 (S.M. 2017, c. 34) comes into force.

This Act amends several Acts and repeals three Acts to reduce or eliminate regulatory requirements or prohibitions and to streamline government operations. A number of other Acts are amended to remove references to a repealed Act.

The Red Tape Reduction And Government Efficiency Act (section) 2

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name March 15, 2018, as the day on which
section 2 of The Red Tape Reduction and Government
Efficiency Act, 2017 (S.M. 2017, c. 34) comes into force

This Act amends several Acts and repeals three Acts to reduce or eliminate regulatory requirements or prohibitions and to streamline government operations. A number of other Acts are amended to remove references to a repealed Act.

The Advocate For Children and Youth Act

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name March 15, 2018, as the day on which The
Advocate for Children and Youth Act (S.M. 2017, c. 8),
except section 1 insofar as it enacts clauses (b) to (e) of the
definition “reviewable service”, and section 21, comes into
force.

In 2014, the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair recommended that Manitoba enact stand-alone legislation for the Children’s Advocate and provide the Advocate with a broader mandate. This Act implements those recommendations.

This Act also changes the name of Children’s Advocate to Advocate for Children and Youth.

The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name April 1, 2018, as the day on which Part 5
of The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act (Various Acts
Amended) (S.M. 2017, c. 22) comes into force.

The federal government has introduced legislation to legalize the non-medical use of cannabis (marijuana). This Act amends several Acts to address health or safety concerns that will arise when cannabis consumption is no longer illegal, and it closes any legislative gaps that might be created when cannabis is no longer considered to be an illegal drug.

The Manitoba East Side Road Authority Repeal Act

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name March 31, 2018, as the day on which The
Manitoba East Side Road Authority Repeal Act (S.M. 2017,c. 6) comes into force.

This Act repeals The Manitoba East Side Road Authority Act and transfers the Authority’s property, rights and liabilities to the government.

The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of
Manitoba, we name May 9, 2018, as the day on which The
Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act (S.M. 2017, c. 25)
comes into force.

This Act deals with bargaining units and collective bargaining in Manitoba’s health sector.

 

Additional Manitoba Content on HeinOnline

HeinOnline just announced an upgrade to their Manitoba legislative content – all annual statutes from 1817 to 2016. Their collection also includes consolidated and/or revised statutes up to 1954. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include the 1970 or the 1987 RSM … yet. That’s next on my content request list.

Read the full news here in HeinOnline’s April 2018 newsletter.

Legislative Update – New Proclamation

The Government of Manitoba proclaims the following:

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we name January 25, 2018, as the day on which The Efficiency Manitoba Act (S.M. 2017, c. 18), except for sections 37, 44 and 49, comes into force.

The purpose of the act is to establish Efficiency Manitoba Inc. Efficiency Manitoba’s mandate is to achieve electrical energy savings of 1.5% annually and natural gas savings of 0.75% annually during the first 15 years of operation. For more information see the explanatory note at the beginning of the act.

 

Legislative Update – New Proclamation

The Manitoba Government has issued the following proclamation:

With the advice and consent of the Executive Council of Manitoba, we amend the proclamation issued on November 9, 2016, in respect of the coming into force of The New Home Warranty Act (S.M. 2013, c. 23) by striking out “January 1, 2018” and substituting “January 1, 2020”.

This Bill ensures that all new homes built for sale are covered by a warranty against defects in materials, labour and design and structural defects, and requires home builders and warranty providers to be registered.

 

Manitoba Queen’s Bench Rules, amended

Manitoba’s civil Queen’s Bench Rules are undergoing a significant amendment effective January 1, 2018. As noted in Chief Justice Joyal’s practice direction issued on November 8, 2017, the new rules and practices involve four major changes:

  1. Judicial involvement in managing cases;
  2. Trial scheduling;
  3. Judicially assisted dispute resolution (JADR); and
  4. Summary judgment.

Prior to the enforcement date, you can review the unconsolidated amendment which was registered October 2, 2017.

If you rely on the print looseleaf edition of the rules, Prof. Busby’s Manitoba Queen’s Bench Rules Annotated, make sure you check Manitoba Law’s website for an up-to-date version until the print edition is updated.