First Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 16


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. E110 amended

1           The definition "general holiday" in subsection 21(1) of The Employment Standards Code is amended by adding the following after clause (a):

(a.1) the third Monday in February;

C.C.S.M. c. I80 amended

2           Subsection 23(1) of The Interpretation Act is amended by adding the following after item 2:

2.1 The third Monday in February, the name of which may be determined by a proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor

C.C.S.M. c. R120 amended

3           The definition "holiday" in section 1 of The Retail Businesses Holiday Closing Act is amended by adding "the third Monday in February," after "New Year's Day,".

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill establishes the third Monday in February as a statutory holiday.  For this purpose, amendments are made to The Employment Standards Code, The Interpretation Act and The Retail Businesses Holiday Closing Act.