5th Session, 42nd Legislature

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Bill 230


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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. M257 amended

1   The Municipal Councils and School Boards Elections Act is amended by this Act.

2   Subsection 42(1) is amended by adding the following after item 3:


A statement by the prospective candidate disclosing any offence that they have pleaded guilty to or been found guilty of under

(a) the Criminal Code (Canada);

(b) the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada); or

(c) The Income Tax Act or the Income Tax Act (Canada) or any other law related to financial dishonesty that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has, by regulation, designated for the purpose of this section.

A prospective candidate is not required to disclose an offence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada) or the Young Offenders Act (Canada), or an offence for which they were granted a pardon, as provided for in section 748 of the Criminal Code.

3   Section 44 is renumbered as subsection 44(1) and the following is added as subsection 44(2):

Publication by senior election official

44(2)   The senior election official must publish on a website maintained by the elected authority the statements required under item 3.1 of subsection 42(1).

Coming into force

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

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Municipal Councils and School Boards Elections Act to require candidates to disclose offences to which they have pleaded guilty or in respect of which they have been found guilty.

Offences for which a person received a record suspension under the Criminal Records Act (Canada) must be disclosed. Youth offences and those offences for which a pardon was granted under the Criminal Code (Canada) are excluded.