Third Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 217


Table of Contents Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

WHEREAS hunting, fishing and trapping have played important roles in shaping Manitoba's social, cultural and economic heritage;

AND WHEREAS hunters, anglers and trappers have made important contributions to the understanding, conservation, restoration and management of Manitoba's fish and wildlife resources;

AND WHEREAS the best traditions of hunting, fishing and trapping should be valued by future generations;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Right to hunt, fish and trap

1(1)        A person has a right to hunt, fish and trap in accordance with the law.


1(2)        The reference to the law in subsection (1) includes The Wildlife Act, the Fisheries Act (Canada), the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (Canada) and the regulations made under those Acts.

Non-derogation of aboriginal rights

2           Nothing in this Act derogates from any aboriginal right to hunt, fish or trap.

C.C.S.M. reference

3           This Act may be referred to as chapter H185 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill recognizes the important role of hunting, fishing and trapping in Manitoba's heritage and the right of Manitobans to hunt, fish and trap in accordance with the law.