June 4, 2019 •
Manitoba Assembly Adjourns: Municipal Amendment Act Receives Royal Assent
On June 3, the 4th Session of the 41st Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, which began on November 20, 2018, adjourned until October 2, 2019.
Bill 2, The Municipal Amendment Act (Strengthening Codes of Conduct for Council Members), received Royal Assent on June 3.
The new law amends The Municipal Act to require a code of conduct for members of municipal councils be adopted through by-laws.
The code must include procedures for receiving and dealing with reports of contraventions, relevant sanctions, and training on the municipality’s code of conduct.
The new legislation requires each member of a council to undergo training.
Lawmakers plan to adjourn the Assembly again on November 7.
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