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S.M. 1992, c. 47
The Family Maintenance Amendment Act
(Assented to June 24, 1992)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
The following is added after the heading "PART V PROCEDURE":
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
This Division applies to an order or an application for an order under this Act other than
(a) an application to a magistrate for an order; or
(b) an order by a magistrate;
The following is added after section 46:
NON-MOLESTATION ORDER BY MAGISTRATE
In this Division, "designated magistrate" means a magistrate designated for the purposes of this Division by the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court.
Notwithstanding sections 42 and 43 of The Court of Queen's Bench Act, an application for an order under clause 10(1)(d) of this Act may be made to a designated magistrate in the form and manner prescribed in the regulations.
A designated magistrate may make an order under clause 10(1)(d) ex parte.
An order made by a designated magistrate under clause 10(1)(d) shall include
(a) where the order is made ex parte, information respecting the right of the person against whom the order is made to apply to have the order set aside; and
(b) any other information required by regulation.
An order made by a designated magistrate under clause 10(1)(d) shall be served as soon as practicable on the person against whom the order is made in the manner set out in the regulations.
A person against whom an order is made ex parte under section 46.2 may, within 10 days after being served with the order, apply to a designated magistrate in the form and manner prescribed in the regulations to have the order set aside.
Where an application is made under subsection (1), a designated magistrate may confirm or set aside the order.
Where the parties consent, a designated magistrate may, on application in the form and manner prescribed in the regulations, set aside an order made under section 46.2.
Except as provided otherwise in this Division or in the regulations, a proceeding under this Division shall be carried on in accordance with the practice and procedure of the Provincial Court.
The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations for the purpose of sections 46.2 and 46.3, including regulations respecting
(b) the manner of making an application for an order under section 46.2 or to set aside an order under section 46.3;
(c) the service of documents;
(d) the practice and procedure to be followed in a proceeding under section 46.2 and 46.3;
(e) the information to be included in an order by a designated magistrate under clause 10(1)(d);
(f) any other matter the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers necessary or advisable.
The following is added after subsection 50(1):
A person who fails to comply with a provision of an order or interim order made under clause 10(1)(c) or (d) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $1000. or to imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
Subsection 50(2) is amended by striking out "subsection (1)" wherever it occurs and substituting "subsection (1) or (1.1)".
This Act comes into force on a day fixed by proclamation.