Have you signed up to speak at committee yet about Bill 36? (scroll down for more info about this new nonsense).
Any majority government in Manitoba can pass any bill. But that does not mean we need to be easy on them.
So many people signing up to speak out against Bill 64 last year definitely played a role in its withdrawal.
YOU can be a part of the wave of Manitobans that stop it by signing up to speak at committee.
50 people speaking for 5 mins. each = 4 hours 10 min delay
50 people speaking 10 mins = 8 hours 20 min delay
To sign up to speak, call the Clerk at 204-945-3636. They will ask what bill you want to speak about, and they’ll take down your contact information and call you back with the date and your time slot once a date is scheduled. On the call you'll also need to confirm that you are speaking as an individual and not on behalf of an organization.
Lots of community members are already signing up to speak at the committee hearings. You can learn more about the process and sign yourself up here.
The committee hearing for Bill 36 is not yet scheduled, but you can still register to speak. Since the current sitting of the house is over, the hearing will happen sometime in the fall session. Given past experience, The Protect the PUB coalition expects the hearing to be held sometime in mid-October.
Bill 36 - As if the Manitoba Government was not up to enough shenanigans, now they’ve got a bill to decimate the Public Utility Board (PUB).
Bill 36, The Manitoba Hydro Amendment and Public Utilities Board Amendment Act is proposing many changes that need much more explanation or should be completely removed.
Manitoba has one of the best systems in the country for setting electricity rates.
Now, instead of keeping the decision making with the PUB, the Manitoba Government wants to set themselves.
And that is just the tip of the Ice Berg... read more below and send a letter.