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S.M. 2013, c. 14
Bill 204, 2nd Session, 40th Legislature
The Manitoba Human Trafficking Awareness Day Act
(Assented to September 13, 2013)
WHEREAS human trafficking is the trade in persons, often for the purpose of sexual slavery, servitude or forced labour;
AND WHEREAS human trafficking is an illegal and extremely lucrative industry that affects almost every country in the world;
AND WHEREAS the trafficking and exploitation of children, youth and adults are of great concern in Manitoba, Canada and the international community;
AND WHEREAS Stop Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Week takes place during the second week of March to promote awareness about the sexual exploitation of children;
AND WHEREAS heightened awareness about human trafficking and sexual exploitation is an important part of Tracia's Trust, the province's comprehensive strategy to end sexual exploitation;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
In each year, the Thursday of the second full week in March is to be known as Manitoba Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
This Act may be referred to as chapter H182 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.