New MLRC Report on Presumed Consent Organ and Tissue Donation

An image of the cover of the final report titled Presumed Consent Organ and Tissue Donation

The Commission has released its final report on Presumed Consent Organ and Tissue Donation.

Under Manitoba’s current organ and tissue donation legislation, individuals cannot be after-death organ or tissue donors without express consent. Recent changes to legislation in other jurisdictions have shifted towards opt-out organ donation, moving from an express consent to a presumed consent system.

Manitoba is also considering making this shift, and the report makes 19 recommendations about giving consent and refusal of organ and tissue donation under a presumed consent framework. The recommendations also cover exceptions to presumed consent and the role of proxies who consent or refuse on someone else’s behalf.

For more information on the Commission visit the MLRC site.

New MLRC Report on Expropriation

The Commission has released its final report on The Expropriation Act of Manitoba. The Commission makes 10 recommendations to improve and clarify certain areas of The Expropriation Act. The report forms part of a series entitled Creating Efficiencies in the Law, which seeks to address discrete, straightforward issues that, in the Commission’s view, can be improved with relatively simple legislative amendments. To see the full report click here. (From website)

Contents Update – Manitoba Law Reform Commission

The following Manitoba Law Reform Commission publications have arrived in the Library:

Forty-Seventh Annual Report 2017-2018

Table of Contents

  • The Commission’s Mandate
  • Mandat De Le Commission
  • Part 1 – Introductions
  • Part 2 – The Year in Review: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
  • Part 3 – Administration
  • Part 4 – Conclusion
  • Appendix A – Financial Statement 2017-2018
  • Appendix B – Reports of the Manitoba Law Reform Commission and Their Implementation

Report No. 135 Updating the Administration of Small Estates in Manitoba

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Resume
  • Glossary
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Background
  • Chapter 3: Other Canadian Jurisdictions
  • Chapter 4: The Need for Reform
  • Chapter 5: Summary of Recommendations
  • Appendix A

Issues are available online, or here in the library.