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S.M. 2015, c. 1
Bill 3, 4th Session, 40th Legislature
The Manitoba Floodway and East Side Road Authority Amendment Act
(Assented to June 30, 2015)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Section 1 is amended
(a) in the definition "authority", by striking out "Floodway and";
(b) in the English version of the definition "east side road", by striking out "all-weather" and substituting "all-season"; and
Subsection 2(1) is replaced with the following:
The Manitoba Floodway and East Side Road Authority, a corporation without share capital consisting of the directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under section 6, is continued under the name "Manitoba East Side Road Authority".
Section 5 is replaced with the following:
The authority's mandate is to
(a) construct and maintain the east side road;
(b) ensure that the construction and maintenance of the east side road is carried out in a manner that provides increased benefits; and
(c) maximize the benefits the east side road will provide.
In carrying out its mandate, the authority is to
(a) obtain all approvals required for the construction and maintenance of the east side road;
(b) retain the services of persons to perform work on the construction and maintenance of the east side road, and support training for those workers; and
Section 23 is amended by striking out "F133" and substituting "E2".
In this section, "authority" and "floodway" have the meaning given to them in section 1 of The Manitoba Floodway and East Side Road Authority Act, as that section read immediately before the coming into force of this Act.
On the coming into force of this Act,
(a) the powers, duties and functions previously carried out by the authority in respect of the floodway are transferred to the government;
(b) the assets, obligations and liabilities, if any, of the authority in respect of the floodway are transferred to the government;
(c) any licence issued to or held by the authority in respect of the floodway is transferred to the government;
(d) any civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding pending by or against the authority in respect of the floodway is deemed to be continued by or against the government; and
(e) any ruling, order or judgment in favour of or against the authority in respect of the floodway is to be enforced in favour of or against the government, as the case may be.
The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) to remedy any difficulty, inconsistency or impossibility resulting from the transfer of authority over the floodway;
(b) respecting the transition of any other matter relating to the transfer of authority over the floodway.
A regulation made under subsection (3) may be made effective retroactively to a date fixed in the regulation.
Section 2.1 of The Water Resources Administration Act is replaced with the following:
In addition to any of the powers or authority of the minister under this Act, the minister may
(a) deny or restrict a person's access to the floodway, as defined in The Red River Floodway Act; and
(b) require a person to obtain his or her approval before undertaking any activity on the floodway, or on Crown land near the floodway, and may impose conditions on an approval given to a person.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.