4th Session, 41st Legislature
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THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE AMENDMENT ACT (GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS)
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
The Human Rights Code is amended by this Act.
Section 1 is amended by adding the following definition:
"genetic characteristics" means genetic traits of an individual, including traits that may cause or increase the risk to develop a disorder or disease; (« caractéristiques génétiques »)
Subsection 9(2) is amended by adding the following after clause (l):
(l.1) genetic characteristics;
The following is added after subsection 9(2.1):
Refusal to undergo or disclose results of genetic test
Discrimination on the basis of genetic characteristics includes discrimination based on a person's refusal to comply with a request to undergo a genetic test or to disclose, or authorize the disclosure of, the results of a genetic test.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.