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S.M. 2022, c. 40

Bill 22, 4th Session, 42nd Legislature

The Environment Amendment Act (Pesticide Restrictions)

Explanatory Note

This note was written as a reader's aid to the Bill and is not part of the law.

This Bill amends The Environment Act.

The prohibition on the application of certain pesticides to lawns is removed and the sale of those pesticides is no longer subject to provincial regulations.

The list of premises where the use of those pesticides is prohibited is expanded to include municipal playgrounds, picnic areas, dog parks and provincial parks.

(Assented to November 3, 2022)

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

C.C.S.M. c. E125 amended

1   The Environment Act is amended by this Act.

2   Section 40.4 is repealed.

3   Section 40.5 is amended by renumbering it as subsection 40.5(1) and adding the following as subsection 40.5(2):

Prohibiting pesticide use on public green spaces

40.5(2)   No person shall use or cause or permit the use of a prescribed pesticide in, on or over

(a) a municipal playground, picnic area or dog park; or

(b) a provincial park as defined in The Provincial Parks Act.

4   Section 40.6 is amended, in the part before clause (a), by striking out "Sections 40.4 and 40.5" and substituting "The prohibitions in section 40.5".

5   Section 40.7 is repealed.

6   Section 40.8 is amended by striking out "Sections 40.4, 40.5 and 40.7" and substituting "The prohibitions in section 40.5".

7   Section 40.9 is amended

(a) by repealing clause (b); and

(b) in clause (e), by striking out "sections 40.4 to 40.8" and substituting "sections 40.5, 40.6 and 40.8".

8   Subsection 40.10(1) is amended

(a) in the part before the definitions, by striking out "sections 40.4 to 40.9" and substituting "sections 40.5 to 40.9"; and

(b) by repealing the definitions "lawn" and "sell".

9   Subsection 40.10(2) is amended by striking out "section 40.5" and substituting "subsection 40.5(1)".

Coming into force

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