Bill 26 passed Third Reading on the afternoon of December 3, 2013 (The International Day of Persons with Disabilities). The bill received all-party, unanimous support.
Minister Jennifer Howard introduced the bill for Third Reading and spoke about the historic importance of the legislation. Both Leanne Rowat (PC) and Jon Gerrard (Liberal) also spoke with passion in support of the bill while noting several areas where they would like to have seen it strengthened.
What a great day for Manitobans!
You can listen to the audio transcript of the Third Party debate by clicking here (31 minutes). The Hansard record will follow shortly.
The Bill is expected to be given Royal Assent on December 5th and then it is the law in Manitoba.
More details will follow as details and materials become available.