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Fourth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 208

THE CONSUMER PROTECTION AMENDMENT ACT (BAN ON GOVERNMENT CHEQUE CASHING FEES)


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. C200 amended

1           The Consumer Protection Act is amended by this Act.

2           The centred heading before section 165 is amended by adding "BAN ON" before "GOVERNMENT CHEQUE CASHING FEES".

3           Section 166 is amended by striking out everything after "cheque cashing fee".

4           Section 169 is repealed.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Consumer Protection Act to prohibit any fee from being charged to cash a government cheque.