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S.M. 2011, c. 44
Bill 204, 5th Session, 39th Legislature
The Consumer Rights Day Act
(Assented to June 16, 2011)
WHEREAS consumer issues affect the lives of all Manitobans and it is in everyone's interest to be knowledgeable about consumer issues and rights;
AND WHEREAS a strong community is one in which consumers are treated fairly and honestly and have clear, accurate information upon which to make informed choices;
AND WHEREAS a healthy marketplace is one in which all businesses
(a) have equal opportunities to succeed;
(b) operate according to rules that do not hinder creativity and innovation; and
(c) comply with fair, reasonable consumer protection standards;
AND WHEREAS consumer organizations in more than 100 countries recognize March 15 as World Consumer Rights Day;
AND WHEREAS observing Consumer Rights Day in Manitoba serves to promote awareness about consumer issues and rights;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 In each year, March 15 is to be known throughout Manitoba as "Consumer Rights Day".
2 This Act may be referred to as chapter C202 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
3 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.