Fourth Session, Thirty-Seventh Legislature
This version is based on the printed bill that was distributed in the Legislature after First Reading.
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THE MANITOBA IMMIGRATION COUNCIL ACT
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 In this Act,
"council" means the Manitoba Immigration Council established in section 2; (« Conseil »)
"minister" means the minister appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to administer this Act. (« ministre »)
2 The "Manitoba Immigration Council" is established.
3 The council is responsible for providing the minister with information and advice about immigration to the province, including information and advice about
(a) attracting immigrants to Manitoba;
(b) settlement services that should be made available to new immigrants; and
(c) initiatives that should be developed and promoted by government and others to ensure that immigrants remain in Manitoba.
4(1) The council is to consist of a maximum of 12 persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
4(2) The term of a member is three years, and no member may serve more than two successive terms.
4(3) The Lieutenant Governor in Council must designate one of the members of the council as chair and may designate another member as vice-chair.
4(4) The council may determine its own practice and procedure.
5 The minister may refer to the council a matter relating to the council's responsibilities. The council must consider the matter and give the minister a written report of its findings or recommendations.
6 The council may refer to the minister for consideration a matter relating to its responsibilities.
7(1) The council must submit to the minister an annual report of its affairs and activities.
7(2) The minister must include the council's annual report in the annual report of his or her department.
8 This Act may be referred to as chapter I5 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
9 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.
This bill establishes the Manitoba Immigration Council to provide information and advice to government about immigration to the province.