Our team gathers with Municipal Councillors Cheryl Christian, Joy Sul and Heather Erickson to celebrate the introduction of Bill 231 by Judy Klassen.
On Wednesday June 6, Judy Klassen introduced Bill 231, the Municipal Harassment Policy Act (Various Acts Amended) in the Manitoba Legislature for first reading. Her comments (from Hansard) are below. The full Bill 231 can be found by clicking on this link.
Ms. Judy Klassen (Kewatinook): I rise, seconded by the member for Burrows (Ms. Lamoureux), that Bill 231, The Municipal Harassment Policy Act, be now read a first time.
Ms. Klassen: The Municipal Harassment Policy Act would require municipal councils to establish codes of conduct as well as specific ways of dealing with harassment complaints made against members as part of their codes of conduct.
If passed, this bill would allow municipal politicians a platform to file harassment complaints with the Human Rights Commission, the Association of Manitoba Municipalities or a municipal ethics commissioner.
Miigwech, Madam Speaker.
Madam Speaker: Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion? Agreed? [Agreed]