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S.M. 2004, c. 23

Bill 29, 2nd Session, 38th Legislature

The Public Trustee Amendment Act

(Assented to June 10, 2004)

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

C.C.S.M. c. P275 amended


The Public Trustee Act is amended by this Act.


Subsection 2(2) is replaced with the following:

Litigation guardian of infant


The Public Trustee may act as litigation guardian of an infant unless

(a) a person is acting as litigation guardian for the infant in accordance with the Queen's Bench Rules; or

(b) the infant has retained and instructed counsel when permitted to do so under a statute.


Subsection 2(3) is amended by striking out "The Public Trustee, as the litigation guardian of an infant under subsection (2)," and substituting "When acting as the litigation guardian of an infant, the Public Trustee".


Subsection 2(4) is amended by striking out "or as may be directed by the Court of Queen's Bench from time to time".


Section 4 is repealed.

Coming into force


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

Coming into force: section 3


Section 3 comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.