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Fifth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 204

THE CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY ACT


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

WHEREAS consumer issues affect the lives of all Manitobans and it is in everyone's interest to be knowledgeable about consumer issues and rights;

AND WHEREAS a strong community is one in which consumers are treated fairly and honestly and have clear, accurate information upon which to make informed choices;

AND WHEREAS a healthy marketplace is one in which all businesses

(a) have equal opportunities to succeed;

(b) operate according to rules that do not hinder creativity and innovation; and

(c) comply with fair, reasonable consumer protection standards;

AND WHEREAS consumer organizations in more than 100 countries recognize March 15 as World Consumer Rights Day;

AND WHEREAS observing Consumer Rights Day in Manitoba serves to promote awareness about consumer issues and rights;

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

Consumer Rights Day

1           In each year, March 15 is to be known throughout Manitoba as "Consumer Rights Day".

C.C.S.M. reference

2           This Act may be referred to as chapter C202 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill proclaims March 15 in each year as "Consumer Rights Day".

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