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Third Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 37

THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AMENDMENT ACT (LIMITED AT LARGE ELECTIONS OF TRUSTEES)


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. P250 amended

1           The Public Schools Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added before clause 57(1)(e):

(d.1) subject to section 57.1, abolish the existing wards and establish the number of trustees to be elected at large, which must be not fewer than five or more than nine;

3           The following is added after section 57:

Restriction re at large elections

57.1        A school board may pass a by-law under clause 57(1)(d.1) only if

(a) at the 1998 general election held for the school division or school district, trustees were elected at large; and

(b) at the next general election, all the members of a municipal council that are to be elected by the eligible voters within the school division or school district are to be elected at large.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Public Schools Act so that trustees may be elected at large in limited circumstances.