bookletThe Manitoba Law Reform Commission is an independent law reform agency created in 1970 by The Law Reform Commission Act. Its role is to improve, modernize and reform the law and administration of justice in Manitoba. Projects of law reform are initiated in response to suggestions from the public, the legal profession and Manitoba’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The Commission carries out research and consultation and makes formal recommendations for law reform to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The Commission’s work is funded by grants from the Government of Manitoba and the Manitoba Law Foundation.

We encourage you to become involved in the process of law reform in Manitoba by suggesting a project or commenting on one of the Commission’s reports, consultation papers or issue papers. Please contact us for more information and join our mailing list to keep up to date on the Commission’s projects and publications.


The Manitoba Law Reform Commission has released a Consultation Report on Substitute Powers of Attorney under The Powers of Attorney Act. This Consultation Report is the first in a series of reports entitled Creating Efficiencies in the Law, which seek to address discrete, straightforward issues identified by legal practitioners which, in the Commission’s view, can be improved by relatively simple legislative amendments.

Comments on this Consultation Report should reach the Manitoba Law Reform Commission (“MLRC”) by October 1, 2016.

The MLRC encourages you to provide your thoughts, comments and suggestions concerning this aspect of Manitoba’s law. Please refer to the provisional recommendation identified in this report, and any other matters you think should be addressed.

Please submit your comments in writing by email, fax or regular mail to:

The Manitoba Law Reform Commission
432-405 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 3L6

Phone: (204) 945-2896
Fax: (204) 948-2184
Email: mail@manitobalawreform.ca

The Manitoba Law Reform Commission does not provide legal advice, interpret the law or conduct research for individuals or organizations. The Commission does not have the authority to intervene or review individual cases, or the actions of government or regulatory agencies.