Fifth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 222


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

WHEREAS sexual assault is one of the most underreported violent crimes in Manitoba and as many as nine sexual assaults out of ten might not be reported to police;

AND WHEREAS there is a need to promote awareness, education and discussion about the seriousness of sexual assault and violence;

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

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

1            April in each year is to be known throughout Manitoba as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

C.C.S.M. reference

2           This Act may be referred to as chapter S93 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 designates the month of April of each year as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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