Second Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 231


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. M225 amended

1           The Municipal Act is amended by this Act.

2(1)        Subsection 254(1) is amended by striking out "A municipality" and substituting "Subject to subsection (1.1), a municipality".

2(2)        The following is added after subsection 254(1):

No expropriation for economic development

254(1.1)    A municipality may not acquire land and improvements by expropriation for the purpose of economic development, which includes, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, engaging in a business-related undertaking or industry-related undertaking.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Municipal Act to prevent municipalities from expropriating land for economic development purposes.