How will Bill 37 change your plans? An introduction to The Planning Amendment and City of Winnipeg Charter Amendment Act 

Nov. 18, 2021
Winnipeg Online


DATE: Thursday, November 18, 2021
TIME:  12:00 Noon – 1:30pm
LOCATION: Zoom Video Conference
TOPIC: How will Bill 37 change your plans? An introduction to The Planning Amendment and City of Winnipeg Charter Amendment Act
Mike Teillet, Senior Project Lead, Community Planning Branch
Janis Pochailo, Regional Manger, Community Planning Branch

On May 20, 2021, the Manitoba Legislative Assembly passed Bill 37, The Planning Amendment and City of Winnipeg Charter Amendment Act. The service standards and appeal provisions in Bill 37 were proclaimed October 29, 2021. The capital planning region and major development regulations will be proclaimed at a later date.

Bill 37 will modernize planning and permitting processes and reduce red tape on development, while balancing the public interest. This Bill is anticipated to introduce a number of changes to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability of planning and permitting, while also enhancing opportunities for economic growth across the province.

Bill 37 will have an impact on Manitoba municipalities particularly as it relates to the addition of an appeal process to a provincial body in the event a plan is rejected by a municipality. 

Please join the Municipal Law Section for a presentation from the Department of Municipal Relations – Community Planning Branch regarding the proclamation of Bill 37 and its impact on municipalities.

Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) to the Manitoba Bar Association online (link above). 

You will need a computer or laptop (PC or Mac), smartphone or tablet with a microphone and webcam (built-in or external) and an internet connection.  

If you will be participating from a laptop, you would also need to install a Zoom Client for Meetings from this site: If you are unsure whether you have the latest version of Zoom, please follow the instructions HERE

If you are having troubles, please email 

At approximately 9:30am on Thursday, November 18, 2021 an email will be sent from the MBA advising you of the link that you will click on to join the Zoom video conference meeting.  So it will be important to register before 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  

Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Sherry Brown
Co-Chair, MBA Municipal Law Section
D’Arcy & Deacon LLP
Ph: 204-925-5388

Diana King 
Co-Chair, MBA Municipal Law Section
Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Ph: 204-988-0442 


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