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visions of this Act, consist of Seventy-two
Members, who shall be styled Senators. Represen- 22. In relation to the Constitution of the Provinces Senate, Canada shall be deemed to consist in Senate. of Three Divisions
3. The Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick; which Three Divisions shall (subject to the Provisions of this Act) be equally represented in the Senate as follows: Ontario by Twenty-four Senators ; Quebec by Twenty-four Senators ; and the Maritime Provinces by Twentyfour Senators, Twelve thereof representing Nova Scotia, and 'Twelve thereof representing New Brunswick.
In the Case of Quebec each of the Twenty-four Senators representing that Province shall be appointed for one of the Twentyfour Electoral Divisions of Lower Canada specified in Schedule A, to Chapter One of
Consolidated Statutes of Canada. Qualifica- 23. The Qualifications of a Senator shall Senator.“ be as follows:
(1.) He shall be of the full Age of Thirty
Years. (2.) He shall be either a Natural-born
Subject of the Queen, or a Subject
tions of a Senator.
of the Queen naturalized by an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, or of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or of the Legislature of One of the Provinces of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, Canada, Nova Scotia or New Brunswick before the Union, or of the Parliament of Canada after
the Union. (3.) He shall be legally or equitably
seized as of Freehold for his own Use and Benefit of Lands or Tenements held in free and Common Socage, or seized or possessed for his own use and Benefit of Lands or Tenements held in Franc-alleu or in Roture, within the Province for which he is appointed, of the value of Four Thousand Dollars, over and above all Rents, Dues, Debts, Charges, Mortgages and Incumbrances due or payable out of, or charged on
or affecting the same; (4.) His Real and Personal Property
shall be together worth four Thousand Dollars over and above his
Debts and Liabilities; (5.) He shall be resident in the Province
for which he is appointed; (6.) In the Case of Quebec, he shall in the Electoral Division for which he is appointed, or shall be resident in that Division.
have his Real Property Qualification
Summons 24. The Governor-General shall from of Senator.
Time to Time, in the Queen's name, by Instrument under the Great Seal of Canada, summon qualified persons to the Senate; and, subject to the Provisions of this Act, every person so summoned shall become and be a Member of the Senate and a Senator.
Summons 25. Such persons shall be first sum-
rant under Her Majesty's Royal Sign
26. If at any Time, on the Recommendation of the Governor-General, the Queen thinks fit to direct that Three or Six Members be added to the Senate, the Governor General may, by Summons to Three or Six Qualified Persons (as the Case may be), representing equally the Three Divisions of Canada, add to the Senate accordingly.
27. In case of such Addition being at any Time made, the Governor-General
shall not summon any Person to the Reduction Senate, except on a further like Direction to no by the Queen on the like Recommenda- number. tion, until each of the Three Divisions of Canada is represented by Twenty-Four Senators, and no more. 28. The Number of Senators shall not Maximum
number of at any Time exceed Seventy-Eight. Se
29. A Senator shall, subject to the Pro- Tenure of visions of this Act, hold his Place in the place in Senate for Life.
30. A Senator may, by writing under Resignahis hand, addressed to the Governor-Gen- tion of
place in eral, resign his place in the Senate, and Senate. thereupon the same shall be vacant.
31. The Place of a Senator shall become Disqualifi. vacant in any of the following cases :
Senators. (1.) If for Two Consecutive Sessions of
the Parliament he fails to give his
Attendance in the Senate :
Declaration or Acknowledgment of
(3.) If he is adjudged Bankrupt or Insol
vent, or applies for the benefit of any Law relating to Insolvent debt
ors, or becomes a public defaulter : (4.) If he is attainted of Treason, or
convicted of Felony or of any infa
mous Crime : (5.) If he ceases to be qualified in res
pect of Property or of Residence: provided that a Senator shall not be deemed to have ceased to be qualified in respect of Residence by reason only of his residing at the Seat of the Government of Canada while holding an Office under that Government requiring his Presence
there. Summons 32. When a Vacancy happens in the
in Senate, by Resignation, Death or otherwise, Senate. the Governor-General shall, by Summons
to a fit and qualified Person, fill the Va
cancy. Questions 33. If any Question arises respecting as to qua- the Qualification of a Senator or a Vacancy lifications and va- in the Senate, the same shall be heard and cancies in determined by the Senate. Senate. Appoint- 34. The Governor-General may from Speaker of Time to Time, by Instrument under the Senate. Great Seal of Canada, appoint a Senator