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First Session, Thirty-Seventh Legislature

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Bill 27

THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT


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. C230 amended

1           The Correctional Services Act is amended by this Act.

2           Subsection 47(1) is amended by adding ", which shall be determined in accordance with the regulations," after "credited with remission".

3           Section 57 is renumbered as subsection 57(1) and the following is added as subsection 57(2):

Exception

57(2)       Subsection (1) does not apply for the purposes of The Workers Compensation Act to persons or classes of persons declared under subsection 77(1) of that Act to be workers in the employment of the government.

4           Subsection 59(1) is amended by adding the following after clause (y):

(y.1) respecting the earning of remission and the determination of earned remission for the purposes of this Act and the Prisons and Reformatories Act (Canada);

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill makes two minor technical changes in The Correctional Services Act:

  • It ensures that The Workers Compensation Act can  apply to offenders engaged in work programs.
  • It specifically authorizes the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make regulations respecting the earning of remission.