- Global News (24)
During the final day of the second session of the Manitoba Legislature, Bill 215, The Civil Service Amendment Act (Employment Preference for Reservists with Active Service), was debated and
passed third and final reading.
Introduced by Nic Curry, MLA for Kildonan, Bill 215 adds to the current employment preference given to veterans under The Civil Service Act by extending employment preference to reservists with the Canadian Forces who were in active service. It also extends the preference to members of a First Nation or dual citizens of Canada and the United States who serve as a member of the
reserve force of the Canadian Forces or a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces.
“I am very pleased that Bill 215 has passed third reading and has become law in Manitoba,” said Curry. “Our new generation of Veterans will have new opportunities and the proper recognition that they have earned. All Manitobans benefit when more Reservists veterans join our Provincial Civil Service.”
Bill 215 was granted Royal Assent and officially became law on November 10, 2017.