On April 8, 2020, the Manitoba government launched a new E-licensing online service for the sale of Manitoba hunting and fishing licenses and park vehicle permits. Since the systems launch, the MWF has been responding to many questions and concerns regarding the functionality of the E-licensing Program. We have been relating these questions and communicating closely with the government to assist our members as much as we can, and possibly come up with practical solutions.
We are pleased to announce that the Manitoba government is set to undertake a 45-day online public consultation on regulatory changes and E-licensing. Amendments are being proposed to both the General Hunting Regulation and the Fishing Licensing Regulation to fully implement the functionality of angling and hunting licenses under the new electronic and online licensing system. E-licensing allows for access 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and the ability to immediately purchase and print licenses and permits at home.
The Manitoba government is using the Manitoba Regulatory Consultation Portal for the public consultation. This platform provides the public online access to the proposed regulations, as well as the ability to submit comments or concerns and is a part of government’s regulatory accountability initiative.
Stakeholders and the public can browse and comment on Hunting Regulations, Fishing Regulations and the functionality of the provinces new E-licensing system by visiting https://reg.gov.mb.ca/home.