5th Session, 42nd Legislature

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Bill 39


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(Assented to                                         )

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

C.C.S.M. c. R119 amended

1   The Residential Tenancies Act is amended by this Act.

2   The following is added after subsection 154(1.0.1):

Director may consider relevant information

154(1.0.2)   In determining whether to grant an order of possession to a landlord for a contravention of section 74.1, the director may consider any relevant information or evidence, which may include any of the following:

(a) a warning letter sent under clause 3(1)(c) of The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act;

(b) a receipt or other record of repairs made to fix damage to a rental unit or the residential complex;

(c) a written statement, photograph, or video or audio recording provided by

(i) a caretaker, janitor, manager or superintendent of the residential complex,

(ii) a person who provides security services at the residential complex,

(iii) a firefighter, paramedic or emergency medical responder,

(iv) an investigator appointed or designated under The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act,

(v) a public health inspector appointed or designated under The Public Health Act,

(vi) a police officer as defined in The Police Services Act,

(vii) a person appointed or designated under The Municipal Act or The City of Winnipeg Charter to enforce municipal by-laws, or

(viii) a member of a community safety organization;

(d) a report of a person with specialized knowledge, training or experience with respect to indicators of unlawful activity;

(e) a written statement of a witness respecting matters within their direct knowledge.

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Residential Tenancies Act to list examples of information or evidence that the director may consider in an application to evict a tenant for unlawful activity.