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Speaker of 77. The Lieutenant-Governor may, from Legislative Coun- Time to Time, by Instrument under the cil.

Great Seal of Quebec, appoint a Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec to be Speaker thereof, and may remove him and appoint another in his stead.


Quorum of 78. Until the Legislature of Quebec tive Coun- otherwise provides, the Presence of at least

Ten Members of the Legislative Council, including the Speaker, shall be necessary to constitute a Meeting for the Exercise of its Powers.


tion of

Voting in 79. Questions arising in the Legislative tive Coun- Council of Quebec shall be decided by a

Majority of Voices, and the speaker shall in all cases have a Vote, and when the Voices are equal the Decision shall be

deemed to be in the negative. Constitu- 80. The Legislative Assembly of Quebec Legisla- shall be composed of Sixty-five Members,

to be elected to represent the Sixty-five sembly of Quebec.

Electoral Divisions or Districts of Lower Canada in this Act referred to, subject to Alteration thereof by the Legislature of Quebec: Provided that it shall not be lawful to present to the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec for Assent any Bill for altering the Limits of any of the Electoral Divisions or Districts mentioned in the Second


tive As

Schedule to this Act, unless the Second and Third Readings of such Bill have been passed in the Legislative Assembly with the Concurrence of the Majority of the Members representing all those Electoral Divisions or Districts, and the Assent shall not be given to such Bill unless an Address has been presented by the Legislative Assembly to the Lieutenant-Governor stating that it has been so passed.


81. The Legislatures of Ontario and First SesQuebec respectively shall be called together fion of not later than Six Months after the Union. tures.

82. The Lieutenant-Governors of Ontario Summion and of Quebec shall, from time to time, in ing of the Queen's Name, by Instrument under lative the Great Seal of the Province, summon Assemand call together the Legislative Assembly of the Province.


83. Until the Legislature of Ontario or Restricof Quebec otherwise provides, a Person ac- election of cepting or holding in Ontario or in Que- holders of bec, any Office, Commission or Employment, permanent or temporary, at the nomination of the Lieutenant-Governor, to which an annual Salary, or any Fee, Allowance, Emolument or profit of any

kind or Amount whatever from the Province is attached, shall not be eligible as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the respective Province, nor shall he sit or vote as such ; but nothing in this Section shall make ineligible any Person being a Member of the Executive Council of the respective Province, or holding any of the following offices, that is to say: The offices of Attorney-General, Secretary and Registrar of the Province, Treasurer of the Province, Commissioner of Crown Lands, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works, and in Quebec Solicitor-General, or shall disqualify him to sit or vote in the House for which he is elected, provided he is elected while holding such office.

84. Until the Legislatures of Ontario and Quebec respectively otherwise provide, all Laws which at the Union are in force in those Provinces respectively, relative to the following matters or any of them, namely :—the Qualifications and Disqualifications of Persons to be elected to sit or vote as Members of the Assembly of Canada, the Qualifications or Disqualifications of Voters, the Oaths to be taken by Voters, the Returning Officers, their Powers and Duties, the Proceedings at Elections, the Periods during which such Elections may be continued, and the Trial of Contro

Continuance of existing election laws.

as to

verted Elections and the Proceedings incident thereto, the vacating of the Seats of Members, and the issuing and execution of new Writs in case of Seats vacated otherwise than by Dissolution, shall respectively apply to Elections of Members to serve in the respective Legislative Assemblies of Ontario and Quebec.

l'rovided that until the Legislature of Proviso Ontario otherwise provides, at any Election Algoma. for a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the District of Algoma, in addition to persons qualified by the Law of the Province of Canada to vote, every male British Subject aged Twenty-one Years or upwards, being a Householder, shall have a Vote. 85. Every Legislative Assembly of On- Duration

of Legislatario and every Legislative Assembly of

tive AsQuebec shall continue for Four Years from semblies. the Day of the Return of the Writs for choosing the same (subject, nevertheless, to either the Legislative Assembly of Ontario or the Legislative Assembly of Quebec being sooner dissolved by the Lieutenant Governor of the Province), and no longer.

86. There shall be a Session of the Le- Yearly gislature of Ontario and of that of Quebec Legislaonce at least in every Year, so that Twelve ture. Months shall not intervene between the


Session of

Speaker, quorum, &c.

last Sitting of the Legislature in each Province in one Session and its first sitting in the next Session.

87. The following Provisions of this Act respecting the House of Commons of Canada, shall extend and apply to the Legislative Assemblies of Ontario and Quebec, that is to say, the Provisions relating to the Election of a Speaker originally and on Vacancies, the Duties of the Speaker, the Absence of the Speaker, the Quorum, and the Mode of Voting, as if those Provisions were here re-enacted and made applicable in terms to each such Legislative Assembly.


Constitu- 88. The Constitution of the Legislature tions of Legisla

of each of the Provinces of Nova Scotia and tures of

New Brunswick shall, subject to the ProNova Scotia

visions of this Act, continue as it exists at and New the Union until altered under the Authority Brunswick.

of this Act; and the House of Assembly of New Brunswick existing at the passing of this Act shall, unless sooner dissolved, continue for the Period for which it was elected.


First elec- S9. Each of the Lieutenant-Governors tions of Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, shall


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