3rd Session, 41st Legislature
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THE RAIL SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK ACT
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(Assented to )
WHEREAS each year there are approximately 240 collisions and trespassing incidents along Canadian railways resulting in the injury or death of more than 100 people;
AND WHEREAS most rail accidents are preventable tragedies that can cause injury or death;
AND WHEREAS educational awareness programs can help protect Manitobans from rail accidents;
AND WHEREAS setting aside one week each year to focus attention on rail safety will heighten public awareness and help prevent rail accidents;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 In each year, the week of the last Friday in September is to be known throughout Manitoba as Rail Safety Awareness Week.
2 This Act may be referred to as chapter R14 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
3 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.
This Bill proclaims the week of the last Friday in September in each year as Rail Safety Awareness Week.