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Second Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 210

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT ACT (2)


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. L110 amended

1           The Legislative Assembly Act is amended by this Act.

2           The definition "recognized opposition party" in section 1 is replaced with the following:

"recognized opposition party" means the members of the Assembly who belong to a political party

(a) that is represented in the Assembly by two or more members and whose endorsed candidates, within the meaning of The Elections Act, in the most recent general election collectively received at least 7% of the total number of valid votes cast in that election for all candidates, determined with reference to the voting information published by the Chief Electoral Officer, as required by subsection 142(1) of that Act, and

(b) that is not

(i) the political party represented in the Assembly by the largest number of members, or

(ii) the official opposition; (« parti d'opposition reconnu »)

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill changes the definition of a recognized opposition party in The Legislative Assembly Act by

  • reducing from four to two the number of elected members the political party must have; and
  • adding a requirement that the party's candidates must have received at least 7% of the votes cast in the last general election.