4th Session, 40th Legislature
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THE MUNICIPAL AMENDMENT ACT
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The Municipal Act is amended by this Act.
2 The following is added after section 147 and before the centred heading that follows it:
147.1(1) In this section, a "French language services by-law" means a by-law under which a municipality undertakes to ensure some or all of the following:
(a) that residents will be able to communicate with the municipality in the French language;
(b) that by-laws, minutes, agendas, public notices and other information and materials prepared by the municipality will be prepared and published in English and French;
(c) that the position of one or more municipal employees be designated as bilingual.
147.1(2) A council may not repeal a French language services by-law or amend it in a manner that reduces the availability of municipal services or documents in the French language without the approval of
(a) a majority of all members, plus one; and
(b) the minister.
147.1(3) As soon as practicable after a by-law under subsection (2) is given second reading, the council must submit a certified copy of it to the minister.
147.1(4) The council must not give third reading to the by-law until the minister has approved it and provided the council with written notice of his or her approval.
3 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.