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.

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What’s New?

On August 8th, the Commission released Final Report #143- The Law of Partition and Sale. The full report can be found here. The Executive Summary can be found here.

The Commission's 2021-22 Annual Report is now Available.

On June 9th, the Commission released a consultation paper titled “The Parents’ Maintenance Act”. A copy of this report can be found here: Parents’ Maintenance Act Consultation Paper. Please consider reviewing this report and providing your comments to the Commission by July 30th. Input received will be considered in preparation of a final report on this topic.

On February 7, 2022, the Commission released its Consultation Paper titled “The Law of Partition and Sale”. A copy of the report can be found here. The Commission encourages you to provide your thoughts, comments and suggestions concerning this aspect of Manitoba’s law. Please refer to the issues for discussion identified in this Paper. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2022.

On February 2, 2022, the Commission released Report #142 “Presumed Consent Tissue and Organ Donation”. This report can be found here.

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.