Manitoba’s Environmental Assessment and Licensing Legislation
The Commission is currently reviewing Manitoba’s environmental legislation with a view to making recommendations for change to Manitoba’s environmental assessment and licensing regime. The Commission has assembled a project committee of experts in the field of environmental law to assist with this project. The project committee will examine the environmental assessment and licensing regime in Manitoba and evaluate it against best practices as found in the legislation of other jurisdictions, the academic literature and various law reform initiatives. The Commission expects to release a report for consultation in late 2013.
The Commission is currently preparing recommendations for reform of the law in Manitoba concerning contributory fault among parties to an action in negligence. The Commission will review the common law relating to contribution among tortfeasors and contributory negligence, and the legislation and common law reforms that have occurred over the past several decades. A consultation paper setting out proposed recommendations will be circulated in April 2013.