5th Session, 42nd Legislature

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Bill 20


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(Assented to                                         )

HIS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

S.M. 2021, c. 23 (unproclaimed Act amended)

1   The Conflict of Interest (Members and Ministers) and Related Amendments Act, S.M. 2021, c. 23, is amended by this Act.

2   The following is added after subsection 7(6):

Disclosure of gifts or benefits

7(6.1)   The commissioner must make any statement filed under subsections (4) to (6) available to the public.

3   Clause 19(4)(i) is amended by striking out "subsection 10(4) or 12(2)" and substituting "subsection 10(4), 11(2) or 12(2)".

4   Subsection 24(1) is amended by renumbering clause (a) as clause (a.2) and adding the following before clause (a.2):

(a) the name of any member who fails to file a statement concerning a gift or personal benefit within the time specified in subsections 7(4) to (6);

(a.1) the name of any member who fails to file a statement containing the required information concerning their acceptance of travel on a non-commercial chartered or private aircraft within the time specified in subsection 8(4);

5   Subsection 43(2) is replaced with the following:


43(2)   Subsection (1) does not apply to a copy of a disclosure statement or other information that the commissioner is required to make available to the public under this Act.

6   Section 61 is repealed.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Conflict of Interest (Members and Ministers) Act as follows.

Reports concerning gifts, benefits and private air travel are made public.

Securities or stocks that a minister entrusts to another person are excluded from the minister's disclosure statement.

Records that become public under the Act are not subject to destruction.