On June 11, 2009, Manitoba’s Bill 29, the Environment Amendment Act, received royal assent. When it is proclaimed in force, the bill will make various amendments to the province’s Environment Act, including with respect to the environmental licensing process. In particular, when considering whether to issue a licence for a proposed development, the applicable director or minister must take into account the amount of GHGs to be generated by, and the energy efficiency of, the proposed development.  

For further information, please see

http://web2.gov.mb.ca/bills/39-3/b029e.php.