3rd Session, 40th Legislature

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Bill 51


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(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. L110 amended


The Legislative Assembly Act is amended by this Act.


Subsection 52.22(1) is replaced with the following:

Mailing privileges


A member may, in accordance with subsections (1.1) and (1.2) and any rules made by the management commission about mailing privileges, send addressed or unaddressed letters at government expense three times in each fiscal year to persons residing or carrying on business in the electoral division that the member represents.

Method of delivery


For the purpose of subsection (1), letters may be delivered

(a) by the Canada Post Corporation;

(b) by a company that is engaged in the business of making deliveries; or

(c) as inserts or flyers to a local newspaper distributed within the electoral division.

Cost not to exceed cost to deliver unaddressed mail


The expense to the government for delivery under clause (1.1)(b) or (c) must not exceed the cost that would be incurred by the government if the letters were delivered by the Canada Post Corporation as unaddressed mail.

Mailing privileges in addition to other privileges


The privileges under subsection (1) are in addition to any other privileges that a member has for sending letters at government expense.

Coming into force


This Act is deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2014.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Legislative Assembly Act to extend mailing privileges for members of the Assembly in accordance with recommendations made by the commissioner appointed under that Act. Subject to certain conditions, members are allowed to have addressed and unaddressed letters to their constituents delivered by delivery companies or as inserts to local newspapers.