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The Highway Traffic Amendment Act

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S.M. 1998, c. 26

THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AMENDMENT ACT


 

(Assented to June 29, 1998)

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

C.C.S.M. c. H60 amended

1         The Highway Traffic Act is amended by this Act.

2         Subsection 31(3) is amended by adding the following after clause (a):

(a.1) the application is for a class 5 or 6 licence and the applicant holds a valid driver's licence issued by a competent authority in a country or political subdivision of a country with which the government has a subsisting arrangement or reciprocal agreement as provided for in subsection 31.1(1);

3         The following is added after section 31:

Arrangements and agreements recognizing foreign driver's licences

31.1(1)   The minister may enter into an arrangement or reciprocal agreement on behalf of the Government of Manitoba with the government of a country or of a political subdivision of a country respecting the granting of exemptions or partial exemptions under subsection 31(3) from the application of subsection 31(2) if the driver's licence requirements of the country or political subdivision of a country meet or exceed the requirements of this Act and the regulations.

Cancellation of arrangement or agreement

31.1(2)   An arrangement or agreement entered into under subsection (1) may be cancelled by the minister, in which case any exemption, privilege or benefit under it is cancelled.

4         Subsection 295(1) is amended

(a) in clause (a),

(i) by striking out "or or the registrar" and substituting "or to the registrar", and

(ii) by striking out "his passengers, consignors and public," and substituting "his or her passengers and consignors and the public,"; and

(b) by repealing clause (b).

5(1)       Clause 322(1)(d) is amended by adding ", or in any country or any political subdivision of a country with which the government has a subsisting arrangement or reciprocal agreement under subsection 31.1(1)," after "District of Columbia".

5(2)      Subsection 322(2) is amended by striking out "Subject to subsection (3) and subsection (7)," and substituting "Subject to subsections (3), (3.1), (3.2) and (7),".

5(3)      The following is added after subsection 322(3):

Interpretation of subsection (3)

322(3.1)  In subsection (3), "person about whom the inquiry is being made" does not include a person acting in the capacity of a trustee as defined in The Personal Health Information Act.

Limitation on access to information about self

322(3.2)  The registrar shall not permit a person to examine or copy information about the person that is in the registrar's possession if

(a) knowledge of the information could reasonably be expected to endanger the mental or physical health or the safety of the person or another person; or

(b) disclosure of the information could reasonably be expected to identify a third party, other than a trustee, as defined in The Personal Health Information Act, who supplied the information under circumstances in which confidentiality was reasonably expected.

5(4)      Subsection 322(4) is amended by striking out "subsection (3)" and substituting "subsections (3), (3.1) and (3.2)".

6      Sections 1 and 6 of An Act to Amend The Highway Traffic Act (2), S.M. 1985-86, c.13, are repealed.

Coming into force

7         This Act comes into force on royal assent.