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.


On May 5, 2016, the Manitoba Law Reform Commission released Issue Paper #3, Indefeasibility of Title and Resulting and Constructive Trusts. The paper examines whether resulting and constructive trusts can be recognized by courts in Manitoba notwithstanding section 59(1) of The Real Property Act, or, alternatively, whether the principle of indefeasibility of title expressed under section 59(1) of the Act effectively trumps these equitable interests in real property.

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.