Legislative update – Speech from the Throne

The second session of the 42nd Legislature has begun, with the Speech from the Throne.

The Manitoba government set out its key priorities to move Manitoba forward with guaranteed tax relief, job growth, health-care investments, education reform, and climate action in the speech from the throne, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.  Delivered by the Chief Justice Richard J.F. Chartier at the opening of the second session of the 42nd legislature, the speech from the throne is an ambitious agenda with over 100 initiatives and at least 20 new bills planned for introduction.

Full details are in this news release.

Legislative Update – Speech from the Throne

The newly re-elected provincial government delivered the speech from the throne this morning:

The speech highlighted key government commitments including:
•    completing necessary legislative requirements in order to fully implement the measures outlined in Budget 2019;
•    continuing to work to make Manitoba more economically competitive by reducing regulatory red tape and encouraging innovation;
•    completing the implementation of the New West Partnership Trade Agreement;
•    addressing addictions and public safety issues; and
•    making strategic investments to strengthen front-line health, education and social services.

News release – Manitoba September 30, 2019

Watch for more updates as this very brief, two-week sitting continues.

Legislative Updates – Speech from the Throne

Yesterday marked the beginning of the 4th Session of the 41st Legislature. Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon delivered the Speech from the Throne, where the government set out its priorities for this session. 

Select highlights:

  • Improving accountability for results in the justice system and beginning in 2019, reporting annually on key measures such as recidivism rates, time to disposition of offences and custody counts;
  • Introducing an Immediate Roadside Prohibition Program to allow police to address lower-level alcohol-related cases more quickly using administrative penalties;
  • Enhancing supports for victims of domestic violence with two new pilot programs and introducing legislation to pilot a first-in-Canada family resolution service;
  • Helping keep children and families together and bringing forward legislative changes to The Child and Family Services Act and The Child and Family Services Authorities Act;
  • Bringing forward legislative amendments to allow the safe testing of autonomous vehicles on provincial roads. 

You can read more at the Government of Manitoba’s news release and the Speech from the Throne