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An Act to amend The Queen's Bench Act

R.S.M. 1987 Supp., c. 11

An Act to amend The Queen's Bench Act

Clauses 6(1)(c) and (d) rep. and sub.

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Clauses 6(1)(c) and (d) of The Queen's Bench Act, being Chapter C280 of the Re-enacted Statutes of Manitoba, 1987, are repealed and the following substituted therefor:

(c) an associate Chief Justice who shall be styled "Associate Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench (Family Division)" and who shall, subject to the provisions of subsection 47(1.2), serve full time in the family division of the court;

(d) subject to subsection (2), 27 puisne justices each of whom shall be styled and be a judge of the court and 5 of whom shall, subject to the provisions of subsection 47(1.2), serve full time in the family division of the court.

Sec. 7 renumbered.

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Section 7 of the Act is renumbered as subsection 7(1) and is further amended by adding immediately after that subsection the following subsection:

Supervision of the court.

7(2)

The Chief Justice has general supervision and direction over sittings of the court and assignment of judicial duties.

Subsec. 47(1) rep. and sub.

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Subsection 47(1) of the Act is repealed and the following subsections substituted therefor:

Family Division.

47(1)

There shall be a division of the court which shall be called "The Family Division of the Court of Queen's Bench" (in this section referred to as "the division") which shall consist of the associate chief justice of the family division, five puisne judges who shall, subject to subsection 47(1.2), devote their full time to the division and three other puisne judges or such greater or lesser number as the chief justice may designate to serve as judges of the division for such periods as the business of the division may require.

Division Judges ex officio judges of the full court.

47(1.1)

The Associate Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench (Family Division) and the five puisne justices of the family division are, ex officio, judges of the court as a whole.

Assignment of family division judges to other duties.

47(1.2)

The Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench may, in consultation with the Associate Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench and the Associate Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench (Family Division), designate one or more judges, who are otherwise required to serve full time in the division to discharge, on an occasional basis, other judicial responsibilities in the court.

Clause 47(2)(q) rep. and sub.

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Clause 47(2)(q) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

(q) an application for an order under subsection 155(4) of The Insurance Act, where the application for the order is made by or on behalf of the spouse, former spouse or child of the insurer.

Commencement

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This Act shall come into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.