First Session, Thirty-Seventh Legislature

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Bill 23


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. J30 amended

1           The Jury Act is amended by this Act.

2           Clause 22(b) is amended by striking out "registered mail" and substituting "ordinary letter mail".

3           Section 23 is amended by renumbering it as subsection 23(1) and by adding the following as subsection 23(2):

When summons sent by mail

23(2)       A summons sent by mail under clause 22(b) is deemed to be received on the fifth day after the day of mailing, unless the person to whom it is sent establishes that, acting in good faith, he or she did not receive the summons, or did not receive it until a later date, because of absence, accident, illness or other cause beyond that person's control.

Coming into force

4           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill allows a jury summons to be sent by ordinary mail instead of registered mail.