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Second Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 204

THE FATALITY INQUIRIES 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. F52 amended

1           The Fatality Inquiries Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after subsection 43(2):

Reporting statistics about gambling-related suicides

43(3)       The statistical report shall separately state the number of deaths by suicide in relation to which the chief medical examiner concludes problem gambling or another gambling-related issue was a contributing factor or a possible contributing factor.

Tabling report in Assembly

43(4)       The minister must table a copy of the report in the Assembly within 15 days after receiving it if the Assembly is sitting or, if it is not sitting, within 15 days after it next begins sitting.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

Each year the Chief Medical Examiner submits a statistical report to the Minister of Justice about deaths investigated under The Fatality Inquiries Act.  This Bill requires statistics about gambling-related suicides to be included as a separate entry in that report and requires the Minister to table the report in the Legislative Assembly.