In mid-November 2009, the government of Manitoba published two regulations under The Climate Change and Emissions Reductions Act (the “Manitoba Act”).

  • The Prescribed Landfills Regulation entered into force on November 21, 2009 and it defines a “prescribed landfill”, which is subject to the Manitoba Act, as having greater than or equal to 750,000 tonnes of waste.
  • The Coal-Fired Emergency Operations Regulation establishes the conditions under which Manitoba Hydro may use coal to generate power. This regulation will enter into force on January 1, 2010.

At the Copenhagen Climate Conference Premier Greg Selinger announced that Manitoba is committed to moving forward with legislation enabling the creation of a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gases in the province and that Manitoba will hold pubic consultations in 2010 on the form that such a system will take.