First Session, Thirty-Seventh Legislature

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Bill 43


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

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

C.C.S.M. c. S270 amended

1           The Sustainable Development Act is amended by this Act.

2(1)        Subsection 4(2) is amended by striking out "and" at the end of clause (f) and adding the following after clause (f):

(f.1) at the request of the minister, reviewing existing or proposed policy, legislation, regulations or programs for consistency with the Principles and Guidelines, and reporting to the minister with recommendations for his or her consideration; and

2(2)        Subsection 4(3) is amended by adding the following after clause (d):

(d.1) conduct studies and investigations, and advise and make recommendations to the minister, on matters related to sustainable development, other than matters involving the gathering of evidence to determine whether or not specific persons or bodies are complying with the provisions of this Act and the regulations;

3           Section 5 is amended

(a) by repealing the section heading and substituting "Responsibilities of the Department of Conservation";

(b) by repealing the part before clause (a) and substituting "The Department of Conservation is responsible for";

(c) in clause (a) of the English version, by striking out "provide" and substituting "providing";

(d) in clauses (b) and (c) of the English version, by striking out "coordinate" and substituting "coordinating";

(e) in clause (d) of the English version,

(i) by striking out "administer" and substituting "administering", and

(ii) by striking out "and" at the end; and

(f) by repealing clause (e).

Consequential amendments, C.C.S.M. c. E125

4(1)        The Environment Act is amended by this section.

4(2)        The definition "Council" in subsection 1(2) is repealed.

4(3)        Subsection 7(4) is amended

(a) in the English version,

(i) by striking out "subsection 6(1)" and substituting "subsection 6(1),", and

(ii) by striking out "commission with the approval of the minister" and substituting "commission, with the approval of the minister,"; and

(b) by striking out "certain members of the Manitoba Environmental Council or other".

4(4)        Sections 8 and 9 are repealed.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill transfers some of the responsibilities of the Manitoba Environmental Council (established under The Environment Act) to the Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development (established under The Sustainable Development Act). It also transfers the responsibilities of the former Sustainable Development Coordination Unit to the Department of Conservation.

The Bill removes all references to the Manitoba Environmental Council and its responsibilities from The Environment Act.