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The City of Winnipeg Amendment Act

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S.M. 1995, c. 4

The City of Winnipeg Amendment Act

(Assented to June 30, 1995)

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

S.M. 1989-90, c. 10 amended

1            The City of Winnipeg Act is amended by this Act.

2(1)        The following heading is  added before section 87.15:

PART 4

ELECTIONS

2(2)        The heading "PART 4 ELECTIONS" before subsection 88(1) is repealed.

3           Subsection 96(1) is amended

(a) in clause (e), by striking out "with the returning officer by registered candidate" and substituting "by the registered candidate with the person designated under clause (f)"; and

(b) by adding the following after clause (h):

(i) providing that, not later than a day prescribed in the by-law and specified in a notice by the person designated under clause (f), a registered candidate is required to file with the person designated under clause (f) a further audited statement containing the information required by subsection (2) or by a by-law under clause (e) if the person designated under clause (f) finds that the audited statement is incorrect or incomplete.

4(1)        Subsection 97(1) is amended by striking out "Until a person registers as a candidate under subsection (2)," and substituting "Unless a person is registered as a candidate under subsection (2),".

4(2)        Subsection 97(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Registration of prospective candidate

97(2)       The returning officer shall register a person who proposes to be a candidate in an election if

(a) during the compaign period and before nominations close, the person makes application for registration in the form required by the returning officer and containing

(i)  the name and address of the candidate, the candidate's official agent, the candidate's auditor and any chartered bank or other financial institution in which accounts are to be used by or on behalf of the candidate for the purpose of the election campaign, and the numbers of such accounts; and

(ii) any other information required by the returning officer; and

(b) the returning officer is satisfied that the person is eligible to be nominated in the election.

5(1)        Subsection 98(2) is amended

(a) by striking out "All" and substituting "The official agent for a registered candidate shall ensure that all"; and

(b) in the English version by striking out "shall be" wherever it occurs and substituting "are".

5(2)        Subsection 98(5) is amended by striking out "the returning officer" and substituting "the person designated under clause 96(1)(f)".

5(3)        Subsection 98(6) is amended by striking out "An anonymous contribution" and substituting "The official agent of a registered candidate shall ensure that an anonymous contribution".

6           The following is added after section 98:

By-law re tax credits and rebates for contributions

98.1(1)     Subject to the regulations, if any,  under subsection (3), the council may by by-law establish a program that entitles contributors who make contributions to a registered candidate during a campaign period

(a) to a tax credit against taxes of the contributor of part of his or her contributions; or

(b) to a rebate of part of his or her contributions.

Contents of by-law

98.1(2)     A by-law under subsection (1) may,  without limiting the generality of the subsection,

(a) specify the taxes against which there may be a tax credit;

(b) provide for the amount, or the means of determining the amount, of the tax credit or rebate of contributions;

(c) establish a maximum credit against taxes of a contributor for contributions, or rebate of contributions, made by a contributor to all candidates in a campaign period;

(d) impose terms and conditions on the entitlement to a tax credit or rebate of contributions;

(e) provide for any other matter that the council considers necessary or advisable.

Regulations by L.G. in C.

98.1(3)     The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations respecting a program under subsection (1).

7           Section 99 is amended by striking out "the returning officer" and substituting "the person designated under clause 96(1)(f)".

8(1)        Subsection 100(2) is amended by striking out "within six months after the day of the election" and substituting "within 60 days after May 31 in the year following the election as specified in clause 96(2.1)(a)".

8(2)        Subsection 100(3) is amended by striking out "in an election until he or she files an audited statement" and substituting "until after the next election described in section 89 (election of council)".

9           Subsection 100.1(1) is amended by striking out "$1,000." and substituting "$5,000.".

Coming into force

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