Second Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 207


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. H190 amended

1           The Manitoba Hydro Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after section 5:

Appointment referred to committee of the Assembly

5.1(1)      Before appointing a person as a member of the board, the President of the Executive Council must refer the proposed appointment to a committee of the Assembly.  The committee must include at least one representative from every political party that is represented in the Assembly.

Person to be publicly interviewed by committee

5.1(2)      The committee must interview the person in public to determine whether he or she is well qualified to serve on the board.

Notice of interview

5.1(3)      Each member of the committee must be given notice, at least seven days in advance, of the date, time and place for holding the interview.

Committee is to provide advice

5.1(4)      After the interview, the committee must advise the President of the Executive Council whether the person is well qualified to serve on the board.

Advice to be considered

5.1(5)      Before making the appointment, the President of the Executive Council must consider the advice of the committee.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires that before a person may be appointed to the board of Manitoba Hydro, he or she must be publicly interviewed by a committee of the Legislative Assembly.