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38–39 VICTORIA

CHAP. 38.

An Act to remove certain doubts with respect to

the powers of the Parliament of Canada under Section Eighteen of the British North America Act, 1867.

[19th July, 1875.)

British North America Act, 1867, it is provided as follows:

• The privileges, immunities and powers “ to be held, enjoyed and exercised by the “Senate and by the House of Commons, "and by the Members thereof respectively, “ shall be such as are from time to time " defined by Act of the Parliament of

Canada, but so that the same shall never “exceed those at the passing of this Act, 'held, enjoyed and exercised by the Com

mons House of Parliament of the United "Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland “and by the members thereof."

And whereas doubts have arisen with regard to the power of defining by an Act of the Parliament of Canada, in pursuance of the said section, the said privileges, powers, or immunities; and it is expedient to remove such doubts :

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. Section Eighteen of the British North New secAmerica Act, 1867, is hereby repealed stituted without prejudice to anything done under for s. 18 of that section, and the following section Vict. c. 3 shall be substituted for the section so repealed :

The privileges, immunities and powers to be held, enjoyed and exercised by the Senate and by the House of Commons, and by the Members thereof, respectively, shall be such as are from time to time defined by Act of the Parliament of Canada, but so that any Act of the Parliament of Canada defining such privileges, immunities and powers shall not confer any privileges, immunities or powers exceeding those at the passing of such Act, held, enjoyed and exercised by the Commons House of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and by the Members thereof.

liament.

Confirma- 2. The Act of the Parliament of Canada
tion of Act
of Cana-passed in the thirty-first year of the Reign
dian Par- of Her present Majesty, chapter twenty-

four, intituled “An Act to provide for
oaths to witnesses being administered in
certain cases for the purposes of either
House of Parliament" shall be deemed to
be valid, and to have been valid as from
the date at which the Royal assent was
given thereto by the Governor General of

the Dominion of Canada.
Short 3. This Act may be cited as “ The Par-
Title.

liament of Canada Act, 1875."

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49-50 VICTORIA.

CHAPTER XXXV.

An Act respecting the Representation in the Parliament of Canada A.D. 1886

of Territories which for the time being form part of the Dominion of Canada, but are not included in any Province.

[25th June, 1886.] WHEREAS it is expedient to empower

the Parliament of Canada to provide for the representation in the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, or either of them, of any Territory which for the time being forms part of the Dominion of Canada, but is not included in any province :

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. The Parliament of Canada may, from Provision time to time, make provisions for the by Parliarepresentation in the Senate and House of Canada for Commons of Canada, or in either of them, ation of of any Territories which for the time being Territories form part of the Dominion of Canada, but are not included in any province thereof.

2. Any Act passed by the Parliament Effect of of Canada before the passing of this Act

Acts of
Parlia-

c. 28.

ment of

for the purpose mentioned in this Act Canada.

shall, if not disallowed by the Queen, be, and shall be deemed to have been, valid and effectual from the date at which it received the assent, in Her Majesty's name, of the Governor General of Canada.

It is hereby declared that any Act passed by the Parliament of Canada, whether before or after the passing of this Act, for

the purpose mentioned in this Act or in 34 and 35 the British North America Act, 1871, has Victoria,

effect, notwithstanding anything in the 30 and 31 British North America Act, 1867, and the Victoria, number of Senators or the number of

members of the House of Commons specified in the last-mentioned Act is increased by the number of Senators or of members, as the case may be, provided by any such Act of the Parliament of Canada for the representation of any provinces or territories of Canada.

3. This Act may be cited as the British struction. North America Act, 1886.

This Act and the British North America Victoria,

Act, 1867, and the British North America 34 and 35 Act, 1871, shall be construed together, and Victoria, may be cited together as the British North

America Acts, 1867 to 1886.

c. 3.

Short title and con

30 and 31

c. 3.

c. 28.

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