Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers

WAPSO supports new legislation to regulate the planning profession

Friday, June 26, 2015

In a letter received this week from the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI), they advised that the Manitoba Legislature has given First Reading to Bill 31 The Registered Professional Planners Act on 8 June 2015. This Bill provides title protection and self-governing authority for the planning profession in Manitoba.

As a stakeholder, many of our members are professional planners, the Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers IFPTE Local 162 voiced its support by endorsing MPPI in pursuing this legislation and by lobbying the Provincial Minister of Municipal Government.

“We strongly support this important legislation on behalf of our members and the planning profession in Manitoba,” stated WAPSO IFPTE Local 162 President Andy Weremy. “Similar to other professions that the public, municipalities and business community relies on for advice, they expect professional planners to have the proper education, training and professional ethics to foster trust, deliver sound advice, provide quality service, and ensure transparency and accountability.”

The Bill will go onto Second Reading and then move into the Committee Review stage as part of the next steps in adoption.

A copy of the Bill can be found at the following link:

web2.gov.mb.ca/bills/40-4/b031e.php

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