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Fifth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 206

THE MANITOBA HYDRO AMENDMENT ACT (DISCLOSURE OF GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES)


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. H190 amended

1           The Manitoba Hydro Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after section 12:

Public notice of directives

12.1(1)     The minister must ensure that public notice of a written or verbal directive from the minister or Executive Council to the board or the officers of Manitoba Hydro is published in The Manitoba Gazette within 30 days after the directive is made.

Notice requirements

12.1(2)     The public notice of a directive must include the following:

(a) a detailed description of the directive;

(b) the rationale for the directive;

(c) the expected costs and benefits that will result from the implementation of the directive.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Manitoba Hydro Act. It requires public notice to be given of any directive from the minister or Cabinet to the board of directors or the officers of Manitoba Hydro.

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