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Third Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 17

THE WORKERS COMPENSATION 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. W200 amended

1           The Workers Compensation Act is amended by this Act.

2            Subsection 4(5.2) is amended by striking out "or" at the end of clause (g) and adding the following after clause (h):

(i) a primary site esophageal cancer; or

(j) a primary site testicular cancer;

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

Under this Bill, the rebuttable presumption of compensation for firefighters who contract certain cancers is expanded to include a primary site esophageal cancer and a primary site testicular cancer.