Nov 18 2021


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How will Bill 37 change your plans? An introduction to The Planning Amendment and City of Winnipeg Charter Amendment Act

SPEAKERS: Mike Teillet, Senior Project Lead, Community Planning Branch
Janis Pochailo, Regional Manger, Community Planning Branch

On May 20, 2021, the Manitoba Legislative Assembly passed Bill 37, The Planning Amendment and City of Winnipeg Charter Amendment Act. The service standards and appeal provisions in Bill 37 were proclaimed October 29, 2021. The capital planning region and major development regulations will be proclaimed at a later date.

Bill 37 will modernize planning and permitting processes and reduce red tape on development, while balancing the public interest. This Bill is anticipated to introduce a number of changes to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability of planning and permitting, while also enhancing opportunities for economic growth across the province.

Bill 37 will have an impact on Manitoba municipalities particularly as it relates to the addition of an appeal process to a provincial body in the event a plan is rejected by a municipality.

Please join the Municipal Law Section for a presentation from the Department of Municipal Relations – Community Planning Branch regarding the proclamation of Bill 37 and its impact on municipalities.

Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) to the Manitoba Bar Association online at

You will need a computer or laptop (PC or Mac), smartphone or tablet with a microphone and webcam (built-in or external) and an internet connection.

If you will be participating from a laptop, you would also need to install a Zoom Client for Meetings from this site: If you are unsure whether you have the latest version of Zoom, please follow the instructions HERE.

If you are planning to participate from smartphone or tablet you would need to install an App from the Apple Store or Google Play.   if you are installing the app from the Apple Store or Google Play to use on an iPad, iPhone or Android device or tablet the free app is called “Zoom Cloud Meetings”.

We would recommend that you have either the Zoom Cloud Meetings App or the Zoom Client for Meetings downloaded at least 15 minutes before the meeting.

When you do join, please allow your device to join with audio.  This feature can be found under Join Options in an Apple or Android device or Join with Computer Audio if you are participating on a laptop.

All participants should ensure they have set up their Zoom information to display your actual name (not just your device name) so that everyone knows who is on the call and anyone not invited to attend will be more easily identified, this also helps us properly track attendance at PD sessions.

If you are having troubles, please email

At approximately 9:30am on Thursday, November 18, 2021 an email will be sent from the MBA advising you of the link that you will click on to join the Zoom video conference meeting.  So it will be important to register before 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Sherry Brown
Co-Chair, MBA Municipal Law Section
D’Arcy & Deacon LLP
Ph: 204-925-5388

Diana King
Co-Chair, MBA Municipal Law Section
Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Ph: 204-988-0442

The event is finished.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day