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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

1. Ontario;
2. Quebec;

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.

Qualifications of a Senator.

23. The Qualifications of a Senator shall 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


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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 have his Real Property Qualification

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in the Electoral Division for which he is appointed, or shall be resident in that Division.

Summons of Senator.

24. The Governor-General shall from 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 sumof First Body of

moned to the Senate as the Queen by WarSenators. rant under Her Majesty's Royal Sign

Manual thinks fit to approve, and their
Names shall be inserted in the Queen's
Proclamation of Union.

Addition of Senators in certain cases.

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 normal 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.

Senators. 29. A Senator shall, subject to the Pro- Tenure of visions of this Act, hold his place in the place in

Senate. 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 Disqualifivacant 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 :
(2.) If he takes an Oath or makes a

Declaration or Acknowledgment of
Allegiance, Obedience or Adherence
to a Foreign Power, or does an Act
whereby he becomes a Subject or
Citizen, or entitled to the Rights or
Privileges of a Subject or Citizen of

a Foreign Power:

cation 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

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

in the Senate, the same shall be heard and cancies in determined by the Senate.

. Appoint- 34. The Governor-General may from ment of Speaker of Time to Time, by Instrument under the Great Seal of Canada, appoint a Senator


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