Fifth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature
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THE SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH ACT
(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:
1 April in each year is to be known throughout Manitoba as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
2 This Act may be referred to as chapter S93 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
3 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.
This Bill designates the month of April of each year as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.