Page images
PDF
EPUB

clause.
Lower Cana.

aud Assessors,

exempte

under this Act.

LXIX. And be it enacted, That the words “ Lower Canada” whenever they occur Interpretation in this Act, shall mean all that part of this Province which formerly constituted the Province of Lower Canada ; the word “ Town” shall include any Borough in Lower da. Canada ; and words importing the singular number or the masculine gender only, shall Town, include more persons, matters or things than one of the same kind, as well as one per- ber,

Singular numson, matter or thing, and females as well as males, unless it be otherwise expressly provided, or there be something in the subject or context inconsistent with or repugnant to such construction; and generally all words and expressions herein used shall General Rule. receive such fair and liberal interpretation as will best ensure the attainment of the objects for which this Act is passed, according to the true spirit, intent and meaning thereof. LXX. And be it enacted, That no Councillor or Assessor shall be elected or ap- licencia

Property quapointed or enabled to act under the provisions of this Act, unless he shall be a quali- Councillors fied voter resident in the Municipality for which the election shall be, and holding real property therein to the value of one hundred and fifty pounds, currency, over and above every charge or incumbrance thereon if such Councillor or Assessor be for a Municipality formed of a County or division of a County, and one hundred pounds for a Village or Town Councillor ; and that all buildings used by the Civil Provincial Go- Certain provernment, or for Military purposes, for any Religious, Charitable or Educational pur- od from a pose, and all burial grounds shall be exempt from rates and assessments under this Act. sessment.

LXXI. And be it enacted, That the penalties and forfeitures appointed by this Act, Limitation of or to be established under the provisions thereof, shall be sued for by and in the name for penalties of the Corporation by the Secretary-Treasurer thereof, within one month from and and forfeitures after the offence for which they shall have been incurred shall have ceased, and not afterwards, and shall be prosecuted by the Secretary-Treasurer of the several Muni- By whom, becipalities established under this Act, before any one Justice of the Peace, residing in forewhermrand or nearest to such Municipality where the offence shall have occurred, who shall hear such suits shall

be brought. and determine the suit in a summary manner, and upon the oath of one credible witness other than the Inspector or any of the Councillors of the said Municipality ; and shall cause such penalty or forfeiture to be levied by distress and sale of the goods of the offender, and the whole of such penalty or forfeiture shall go and be applied to the Appropriation general purposes and uses of the said Municipality; Provided that such Justice of the and forfeitures. Peace be not connected or of kin within the degrees prohibited by law either to the Proviso Secretary-Treasurer or to the opposite party.

LXXII. And be it enacted, That all and every the real property and estate belong. How the real ing to or possessed by such Municipal Districts and Parish or 'i'ownship Municipalities property of as shall cease to exist after this Act shall come into force, shall by the effect of this reasing to exist Act be vested in and belong to and be possessed by the Municipalities established by this Act shall this. Act, and within the local extent whereof such Municipal Districts, Parish or be afterwards Township Municipalities are respectively situate, and the rents and profits of such pro- Proceeds of perty, or the proceeds thereof if disposed of, shall be specially applied to the purposes such property of such Municipal Districts, Parishes and Townships; and that all orders, rules and applied. regulations lawfully made in and directed to be carried into effect in any Parish or By laws of Township Municipality, shall continue and be enforced and executed within the limits foram unithereof by the Municipalities established by this Act until revoked, repealed or amend- tinued until ed by competent authority under this Act.

SCHEDULES,

revoked or altered.

SCHEDUL ES.

NUMBER ONE.-OATH OF A PROPRIETOR.

You swear (or affirm) that your name is,

that your addition, (profession or trade) is

that you are an inhabitant householder resident in the Municipality of

(or as the case may be) that you have been so resident during the

year next preceding the election, that you are seized and possessed to your own use of ă land (or tenement,) held in free and common soccage (franc aleu, fief or à titre de cens, as the case may be,) in the said Municipality, (or as the case may be) adjoining on the one side to the property of

and on the other side to the property of

and that such land (or tenement) so possessed by you is of the clear annual value of forty shillings currency, over and above all rents and charges payable out of or affecting the same; that you have paid all rates and local taxes due by you before this election; that you are of the full age of twenty-one years, and that you have not already voted at this election: So help you God.

NUMBER TWO.-QATH OF TENANT OR LESSEE.

You swear (or affirm) that your name is

that you are an inhabitant householder resident in the Municipality of (or as the case may be) that you have been there resident during the year next preceding this election; that you hold, as tenant or lessee, a land or tenement yielding you (or for which you pay, a yearly income (or rent) of five pounds currency, in money or produce, which said land or tenement is bounded on the one side by the property of

and on the other side by the property of you have paid all rates and local taxes due by you before this election; that you are of the full age of twenty-one years, and that you have not already voted at this election : So help you God.

; that

MONTREAL :-Printed by STEWART DERBISHIRE & GEORGE DESBARATS,

Law Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

[blocks in formation]

An Act to continue for a limited time the several Acts and Ordinances therein mentioned.

[ 28th July, 1847. ) W!

CHEREAS it is expedient to continue for a limited time the several Acts and Preamble.

Ordinances hereinafter mentioned : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An act lo re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Act of the Legislature of the Province of Canada, passed in the seventh year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act to repeal Vict. c. 10, an Ordinance of Lower Cunada, intituled, "An Ordinance concerning Bankrupts and the anamended alministration and distribution of their estates and effects, and to make provision for the by 9 Vict. c. same object throughout the Province of Canada,' as amended and extended by the Act 30, continued. passed in the ninth year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act to continue and amend the Bunkrupt Lars now in force in this Province, and the said last mentioned Act shall remain in force until the first day of January which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

II. And be it enacted, That the Act of the said Legislature, passed in the eighth year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act for the better preservation of the Peace 8 Vict. c. , and the prevention of Riots and violent outrages at and near Public Works while in progress of construction, shall remain in force until the first day of January, which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

continued.

III. And be it enacted, That the Act of the said Legislature, passed in the eighth year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act to amend the Act and Ordinance 8 Vict. 0.27, therein mentioned, relative to the Registration of Titles to and Incumbrances upon Real continued. Property in Lower Canada, shall remain in force until the first day of January, which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

IV. And be it enacted, That the Act of the said Legislature, passed in the eighth 8 Vict c, 40, year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act to repeol certain Ordinances therein

mentioned, and to make better provision for the establishment of Local and Municipal repeated by c. 7 Authorities in Lower-Canada, shall remain in force until the first day of January, one of this session. thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next

Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

. But this Act is

8 Vict. c. 48 continued.

V. And be it enacted, That the Act of the said Legislature passed in the eighth year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act for the relief of Insolvent Debtors in Upper Canada, and for olher purposes therein mentioned, shall remain in force until the first day of January, which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

LC,2 Geo. 4, c. 8. continued.

VI. And be it enacted, That the Act of the Legislature of the late Province of Lower Canada, passed in the second year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, and intituled, An Act for better regulating the Common of the Seigneui ie of La Prairie «lc la Magdeleine, shall remain in force until the first day of January, which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

L. C 2 Geo.

continued.

VII. And be it enacted, That the Act of the said Legislature, passed in the year

last aforesaid, intituled, An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the Seigneurie of La Baie Saint femdoe ex. Antoine, commonly called La Baic du Febvre, to provide the better regulation of the 4 Geo.4 c.26, Common in the said Seigneurie, as extended by the Act of the said Legislature passed

in the fourth year of the same Reign, and intituled, An Act to authorize the Chairman ana Trustees of the Common of the Seigniory of the Baie Saint Antoine, commonly called The Baie du Febvre, to terminate certain disputes relating to the limils of the said Commnon, and for other purposes appertaining to the same, and the said last mentioned Act shall remain in force until the first day of January, which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

4. c. 14, con tinued.

VIII. And be it enacted, That the Act of the said Legislature, passed in the third L C. 3 Will. year of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, and intituled, An Act further to

suspend certain puris of an Act or Ordinance thercin mentioned, and to consolidate and further to continue for a limited time the provisions of two other Acts therein mentioned, for more cffeclually ascertaining the damages on proicsted Bills of Exchange, and for determining lisputes relating thereto, and for other purposes, shall remain in force until the first day of January, which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

IX. And be it enacted, That the Ordinance of the said Legislature, passed in the Ordinance of third Session held in the second year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An OrdiL. C., 2 Vict. (3) c 7, con

nance to amend the Act passed in the thirty-sixth year of the Reign of King George the tinued. Third, Chapt r nine, commonly called the Road Act, shall remain in force (except in

so far as it may be affected by any subsequent Act or Ordinance whether passed during the present or any other Session,) until the first day of January, which will be in the

year

year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

X. And be it enacted, That the Act of the said Legislature, passed in the Session last mentioned, and intituled, An Ordinance to suspend in purt certain Acts therein men- Ordinance of tionell, and to establish and incorporate a Trinity House in the City of Montrcal, shall (3) c:19, conremain in force as amended or altered in its effect by any subsequent Act or Ordi- tinued. nance, until the first day of January, which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

XI. And be it enacted, That the Ordinance of the said Legislature, passed in the Session last mentioned, and intituled, An Ordinance concerning the erection of Parishes Ordinance of and the building of Churches, Pursonage Houses and Church Yards, as amended and C: 2, Vict extended by the Ordinance of the said Legislature, passed in the fourth year of Her extended by 4

Vict. c 23, Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Ordinance to extend the provisions of a certain Ordinance concerning the erection of Parishes for civil purposes to Parishes canonically erected before the passing of the said Ordinance, and the said last mentioned Ordinance shall remain in force until the first day of January, which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

continued.

XII. And be it enacted, That the Ordinance of the said Legislature, passed in the third Session held in the second year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Ordi- Ordinance of nance to provide for the Inspection of Fish and Oil, shall remain in force until the first (3) c. 65, conday of January, which will be in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and tinued. forty-eight, and thence until the end of the then next Session of the Provincial Parliament, and no longer.

XIII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed Proviso: this by any Act passed during the present Session, and nothing herein contained shall in amended duany way be construed to prevent the full effect of any Act passed during the present ring this sesSession, and amending, altering, repealing or continuing any Act or Ordinance herein- not prevent before mentioned.

the eflect of any other Act.

MONTREAL :-Printed by STEWART DERBISHIRE & GEORGE DESBARATS,

Law Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,

« PreviousContinue »