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Fifth Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 219

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT ACT (SET DATE ELECTIONS)


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(1)        Subsection 4(1) is amended by adding ", subject to subsection (1.1)," after "but".

2(2)        The following is added after subsection 4(1):

Set date for general elections

4(1.1)      The Lieutenant Governor in Council must, under subsection 49(1) of The Elections Act, order that polling at a general election take place on the second Tuesday in May in the fourth year following the day of polling for the most recently held general election.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on June 10, 2008.

Explanatory Note

As of June 10, 2008, this Bill requires a general election to be held in Manitoba on the second Tuesday in May in the fourth year after the most recent general election.