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May 8, 2019

PROVINCE LAUNCHES CONSULTATIONS ON BEREAVEMENT LEGISLATION



The Funeral Board of Manitoba has launched public consultations on bereavement legislation in Manitoba.

As announced in the speech from the throne, a review of The Funeral Directors and Embalmers Act, The Cemeteries Act and The Prearranged Funeral Services Act will be conducted, with a goal of making funeral, burial and bereavement legislation more responsive to the diverse needs of Manitobans.

The Funeral Board of Manitoba is looking for feedback on existing legislation in order to identify opportunities to:
•    harmonize existing provisions and modernize the language used in the acts,
•    provide consistent regulatory regimes related to licensing and compliance that meet the present-day needs of Manitobans,
•    strengthen consumer protections under the acts,
•    reduce red tape by providing timely registration and licensing approvals, and
•    provide a fiscally responsible framework for sustainable regulation.

Comments collected during this consultation period may be used to inform changes to existing legislative, regulatory, program and policy frameworks.  The deadline for feedback is July 1.

Feedback can be provided by registering for in-person sessions or completing the questionnaire available at www.gov.mb.ca/funeraldirectorsboard/index.html.

Submissions can be sent by email to funeralboard@gov.mb.ca or mailed to:
Attention:  Bereavement Legislation Consultation
Funeral Board of Manitoba
254 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B6

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