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An Act to amend The Construction Industry Wages Act

R.S.M. 1987 Supp., c. 8

An Act to amend The Construction Industry Wages Act

Sec. 1 amended.

1(1)

Section 1 of The Construction Industry Wages Act, being chapter C190 of the Re-enacted Statutes of Manitoba, 1987, is amended by adding thereto immediately after the definition "board" the following definition:

"construction" includes alteration, building, decoration, demolition, erection, maintenance, relocation, renovation or repair of buildings, structures, roads, sewers, water or gas mains, pipelines, tunnels, bridges, canals or other works at the site thereof; ("construction")

Sec. 1 amended.

1(2)

Section 1 of the Act is further amended by adding thereto immediately before the definition "wage" the following definition:

"sector" means a division of the construction industry as determined by work characteristics and includes the industrial, commercial and institutional sector, the house building sector and the heavy construction sector; ("secteur")

Sec. 3 amended.

1.1

Section 3 of the Act is amended

(a) by striking out the period at the end of clause (d) thereof and replacing it with a semi-colon and the word "or";

(b) by adding thereto the following clause:

(c) persons employed in the on-site maintenance, repair, decoration or redecoration of

(i) an existing detached or semidetached dwelling unit; or

(ii) any dwelling unit not referred to in subclause (i), including a condominium unit, where the unit is owned, in whole or in part, by the occupant of the unit;

unless such work involves the structural alteration or structural remodelling of the unit.

Subsec. 17(1) rep. and sub.

2

Subsection 17(1) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

Offence and penalty.

17(1)

An employer who fails or neglects to comply with any provision of the Act or the regulations is guilty of an offence and is liable, on summary conviction where the employer is an individual, to a fine of not less than $100. and not more than $1,000. or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both and, where the employer is a corporation, to a fine of not less than $500. and not more than $10,000.

Sec. 20 rep. and sub.

3

Section 20 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

Regulations.

20(1)

For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act according to their intent, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make such regulations as are ancillary thereto and are not inconsistent therewith; and every regulation made under and in accordance with the authority granted by this section has the force of law; and without restricting the generality of the foregoing, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations defining for the purposes of this Act the type, class, or size of projects in the construction industry that are major building construction projects.

Definitions of words.

20(2)

For the purposes of this Act and any regulations made thereunder, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may, by regulation, define any word or expression used in or included in

(a) the definition "construction" in section 1;

(b) the definition "sector" in section 1;

and any such regulation has the force of law.