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S.M. 1996, c. 24



(Assented to November 19, 1996)

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

C.C.S.M. c. P31 amended


The Payment of Wages Act is amended by this Act.


Subsections 17.1(1) and (2) are repealed and the following is substituted:

Designation of reciprocating jurisdictions


If satisfied that orders under this Act for the payment of wages are or are about to become enforceable under the law of the government of Canada, another province or a territory of Canada, or the government or a state or territory of the United States, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may by regulation designate the other jurisdiction as a reciprocating jurisdiction for the purpose of enforcing in Manitoba an order, certificate or judgment made under the law of the other jurisdiction that is the equivalent of an order made or issued under this Act for the payment of wages.

Application to director for reciprocal enforcement


An official designated by a reciprocating jurisdiction for the purpose may apply to the director for the reciprocal enforcement under this Act of an order, certificate or judgment made or issued under the law of that jurisdiction.


Subsection 17.1(3) is amended by striking out "reciprocating province" and substituting "reciprocating



Section 25 is amended by adding the following after clause (c.1):

(c.2) respecting the designation of reciprocating jurisdictions under subsection 17.1(1);

Coming into force


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