Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Manitoba

Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Manitoba

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Standing Committees

Manitoba Standing Committees held several intersessional meetings during this period.

* The Standing Committee on Public Accounts met on three separate occasions to consider several chapters of the last two Auditor General Reports--Annual Reports to the Legislature, and the last three years of the Public Accounts.

* The Standing Committee on Crown Corporations met four times to consider annual reports from Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Public Insurance, The Workers Compensation Board, and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation.

* The Standing Committee on Social and Economic Development met to hear public presentations and conduct clause-by-clause consideration of three Bills that the House had not completed last spring. The following Bills will accordingly be reported to the House in the upcoming fourth session for the remaining stages of the bill enactment process:

* Bill 69--The Technical Safety Act

* Bill 70--The Real Estate Services Act

* Bill 71--The Animal Diseases

Amendment Act

Members Not Seeking Re-election

Several long-serving members of the Manitoba Assembly have recently announced that they will not run again in the next election. Leanne Rowat, MLA for Riding Mountain, will not stand for re-election after over a decade of service. Mrs. Rowat served as critic in a number of areas, most recently Children and Youth Opportunities. During her time as an MLA, Mrs. Rowat introduced several Private Members Bills, including three pieces of legislation which received royal assent: The Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Act, The Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month Act, and The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day Act. …

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