Manitoba Water Power Act licensing. Created Date: 1/25/2019 8:52:49 AM Title: IISD’s Response to Manitoba’s Proposed New Water Rights Regulations to Protect Wetlands and Make Drainage More Sustainable in the Province This week, Manitoba’s minister for sustainable development, Rochelle Squires, announced changes to Water Rights Act regulations, including efforts to remove “unnecessary red tape.” The Manitoba government has launched a new approach to drainage under The Water Rights Act that will streamline the approval process for producers and landowners, while protecting Manitoba’s wetlands by implementing the commitment to ‘no-net-loss’ of wetland benefits, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. ... 40 at the Ontario-Manitoba border. As far as Canada's three territories are concerned, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has, as one of its functions in the north, the mandate to manage water resources in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Bill 7 focused on improving water management practices in the province and amended four previous acts: the Land Rehabilitation Act, the Planning Act, the Water Protection Act and The Water Rights Act. “We are fundamentally changing the way we protect wetlands and are taking a fresh approach to ensure clear water for future generations right across the province,” said Tom Nevakshonoff, minister of conservation and water stewardship. For the most part, waters that lie solely within a province's boundaries fall within the constitutional authority of that province. The new proposed act would include a number of key changes including: new requirements that would ensure drainage projects do not result in loss of certain classes of wetlands; In Manitoba, all projects that use water to produce power are subject to the Manitoba Water Power Act (WPA) and its Regulations. Despite significant criticism of the project, the company — which was known as Claim Post Resources until mid-November — received an Environment Act Licence in May from the Government of Manitoba. The Conservatives might’ve passed the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act in 2013, but it came with no regulations. The sustainable watersheds act makes amendments to The Conservation Districts Act, The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Act, The Water Protection Act and The Water Rights Act. HR___ (Discussion Draft) the Water Rights Protection Act. A new development is initially authorized under an Interim Licence which allows a proponent to build the project and, after a period of operation, confirm that the existing licence terms are suitable. May 18, 2017. Manitoba Wildlands September 2004 Page 1 of 10 412-63 Albert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 1G4 TEL: 204.944.9593 FAX: 204.947.3076 Bill 22 – Manitoba Water Protection Act Manitoba Wildlands / Gaile Whelan Enns comments to Manitoba Legislative Committee September 13, 2004 Tag Archives: Water Rights Act of Manitoba The Sale of Canadian Water to the United States: A Review of Proposals, Agreements and Policies Gallery. A review of proposals, agreements and policies regarding large scale interbasin exports. The Manitoba government has tabled long-discussed legislation aimed at safeguarding the province’s waterways. Section 36 of the Canadian Constitution states that all Canadian governments “are committed to … providing essential public services of … Thank you for providing the Department of the Interior with the opportunity to present our views on the discussion draft bill, the Water Rights Protection Act. Posted on August 18, 1997 by Environment Probe. Statute law could be used, employing the Canadian Human Rights Act, watershed protection, source water protection, and the Indian Act.