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Fourth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 10

THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE CROWN 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. P140 amended

1           The Proceedings Against the Crown Act is amended by this Act.

2           Section 16.1 is replaced with the following:

Agreement on Internal Trade

16.1(1)     In this section, "Agreement on Internal Trade" means the Agreement on Internal Trade, signed in 1994 by the governments of Canada, the provinces, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, as amended from time to time.

Enforcement of orders

16.1(2)     A certified copy of an order made by a presiding body under Article 1706.1(4)(b), 1706.1(6), 1707(11)(b) or 1716(3) of the Agreement on Internal Trade that requires the Crown to pay tariff costs or a monetary penalty, or both, may be filed with the Court of Queen's Bench and, on being filed, has the same force and effect as an order for the payment of money made by the Court against the Crown.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

The Agreement on Internal Trade is an agreement intended to eliminate trade barriers and promote labour mobility in Canada.  This Bill amends The Proceedings Against the Crown Act to enable various orders made against the Government of Manitoba under the Agreement on Internal Trade to be enforced as a court order.