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Fifth Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 39

THE COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH SMALL CLAIMS PRACTICES 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. C285 amended

1           The Court of Queen's Bench Small Claims Practices Act is amended by this Act.

2           Clause 3(1)(a) is amended

(a) by striking out "$7,500." and substituting "$10,000."; and

(b) by striking out "$1,500." and substituting "$2,000.".

3           Section 4 is amended in the section heading and in the section by striking out "$7,500." and substituting "$10,000.".

4           Subsection 5(1) is amended in the section heading and in the subsection by striking out "$7,500." and substituting "$10,000.".

Consequential amendment, C.C.S.M. c. P8

5           Section 3 of The Parental Responsibility Act is amended by striking out "$7,500." and substituting "$10,000.".

Transitional

6           This Act does not apply to a claim filed under The Court of Queen's Bench Small Claims Practices Act before the coming into force of this Act.

Coming into force

7            This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

Explanatory Note

This Bill increases the maximum amount that can be claimed in an action under The Court of Queen's Bench Small Claims Practices Act from $7,500 to $10,000.  It also increases the general damage limit in a small claim action from $1,500 to $2,000. A consequential amendment is made to The Parental Responsibility Act.