Brandon East MLA Len Isleifson was successful in getting some private member bills approved by the legislature.
MLA Len Isleifson says that Bills 230, 240 and 242 have passed royal assent and will be enacted into law. “This is an exciting time for our government,” said MLA Isleifson.
“The three pieces of legislation that received royal assent will strengthen our electoral system, and honour those who make the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I am extremely pleased that we were able to pass these bills.”
Bill 230, will amend The Municipal Councils and School Boards Elections Act to require candidates to disclose offences to which they have pleaded guilty or in respect of which they have been found guilty.
Bill 240, amends The Remembrance Day Act to ensure that employees are entitled to wear a poppy in the workplace during the seven-day period leading up to and including Remembrance Day.
Bill 242, amends The Commemoration of Days, Weeks and Months Act. November 30 of each year is proclaimed as Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Day.
A total of 15 private members bills were passed this legislative session, a historic amount of passed private members legislation in Manitoba