An Act to Amend the Taxpayer Protection Act


Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:


1                   Section 1 of the Taxpayer Protection Act, chapter T-0.5 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 2003, is amended by adding the following definition in alphabetical order:


"public consultation" means a two-way exchange of information between the government and the public before decisions are made and is an open and accountable process allowing individuals and groups to participate in the decision-making process of the government. (consultation publique)


2                   The Act is amended by adding after section 5 the following:


Public consultation

5.1                For the purposes of this Act, a public consultation shall not constitute consent to implement a new tax.


3                   This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.