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1st Session, 40th Legislature

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Bill 209

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CONFLICT OF INTEREST AMENDMENT ACT (COOLING-OFF PERIODS RELATED TO INDEPENDENT OFFICERS)


Explanatory Note Bilingual Version (PDF)

(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. L112 amended

1           The Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Conflict of Interest Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after section 19.3:

Definition of "independent officer"

19.3.1(1)   In this section, "independent officer" means

(a) the Auditor General appointed under The Auditor General Act;

(b) the Children's Advocate appointed under The Child and Family Services Act;

(c) the chief electoral officer appointed under The Elections Act; and

(d) the Ombudsman appointed under The Ombudsman Act.

Former independent officer not to be employed by government

19.3.1(2)   An independent officer must not, within three years after leaving office, be employed by the government or a Crown agency.

Former deputy or assistant deputy minister not to serve as independent officer

19.3.1(3)   Unless all members of the Standing Committee of the Assembly on Legislative Affairs agree to the appointment, a deputy minister or equivalent or an assistant deputy minister must not, within three years after leaving that position, be appointed as or hold the office of an independent officer.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill prohibits an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly from becoming employed by the government within three years after leaving office.

Also, a deputy minister or assistant deputy minister must not be appointed as an independent officer within three years after leaving his or her position, unless all members of the Standing Committee of the Assembly on Legislative Affairs agree to the appointment.