bookletThe Manitoba Law Reform Commission is an independent law reform agency created in 1970 by The Law Reform Commission Act. Its role is to improve, modernize and reform the law and administration of justice in Manitoba. Projects of law reform are initiated in response to suggestions from the public, the legal profession and Manitoba’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The Commission carries out research and consultation and makes formal recommendations for law reform to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The Commission’s work is funded by grants from the Government of Manitoba and the Manitoba Law Foundation.

We encourage you to become involved in the process of law reform in Manitoba by suggesting a project or commenting on one of the Commission’s reports, consultation papers or issue papers. Please contact us for more information and join our mailing list to keep up to date on the Commission’s projects and publications.


The Commission is pleased to welcome two new Commissioners, the Honourable Madam Justice Lori T. Spivak of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and Sacha Paul, Barrister and Solicitor at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. The Commission is grateful to the valuable contributions made by outgoing Commissioners, Hon. Gerald Jewers, John Irvine, and Hon. Justice Perry Schulman.

The Commission has released its Final Report #132, Modernizing the Municipal Council Conflict of Interest Act: Accountability, Enforcement & Oversight

The Manitoba Law Reform Commission does not provide legal advice, interpret the law or conduct research for individuals or organizations. The Commission does not have the authority to intervene or review individual cases, or the actions of government or regulatory agencies.