Manitoba is one of the three prairie provinces in Canada. It is the fifth most populous Canadian province, with nearly 1.3 million inhabitants, and covers a land area of nearly 251,000 sq miles. The province was created under the  Manitoba Act in 1870, which was passed by the Canadian Parliament. Winnipeg is the capital city.

Manitoba had a moderately strong economy, based in large part on natural resources. Agriculture, tourism, oil, forestry, and mining, are industries in which the economy relies upon heavily. Government, and government-funded institutions, are the major employers in the province.

Manitoba, like other Canadian provinces, is governed by a unicameral legislative assembly. In Manitoba, it is the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.  The majority party in the assembly forms the government, and the leader of the party is the executive of the province.   Queen Elizabeth II is the head of the state, and is represented by the lieutenant governor, which is largely a ceremonial role.

Judicial System in Manitoba

The court system in Manitoba consists of three courts: The Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court.  Criminal cases are primarily heard in the Provincial court.  The Court of Queen’s Bench has jurisdiction over family law; including child and family services cases, civil law, criminal law and appeals of provincial Court decisions.  The Court of Appeal hears appeals from both courts, and the decision of the Court of Appeals can only be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Manitoba is a popular tourist-destination. The Forks in Winnipeg, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Assiniboine Park Zoo, and Riding Mountain National Park, are a few of the prominent attractions in the province. White Horse Plan Monument, Shaw Park, and Patricia Beach Provincial Park, are also highly frequented destinations for travelers to the area.

Gaming law and legislation, Franchise law, energy and environmental news, are among the areas covered online by the National Law Review, for its visitors. News related to international trade, cybersecurity, online securities transactions and financial crimes, and other news content affecting Manitoba, and the rest of Canada, are updated on the National Law Review site regularly.  


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