Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 24, No. 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...partly nominated by the Governor General in Council, and partly elected by the people. In that year 49 legislation was had granting the Territories a Legislative Assem blyoftwenty-two members, but withoutResponsible Government. The Lieutenant-Governor, who is appoin ted by the Dominion authority for four years, has, however, the right of choosing from the Assembly four members to act as an Advisory Council in matters offinance. Three of the jud es of the Territories sit in the Assembly as legal experts to give their opinion on lega and constitutional questions as they arise; but while they may take part in the debates they cannot vote. The Assembly has a duration of three years, and is called together at such time as lhe Lieutenant Governor ap oints. It elects its own Speaker, and is governed by rules and usages similar to t ose that prevail in the Assemblies of' the Provinces. Each member receives $500, the legal experts $250 a Session, besides an allowance for travelling expenses. The Dominion Treasury provides nearly all the funds necessary for carrying on the government and for other necessary expenses. The elections are by open voting; the electors must be bond fide male residents and householders of adult age, who are not aliens or unen franchised Indians, and who have resided within the district where they live for twelve months before the election. The civil and criminal laws of England are in force in the Territories, so far as they can be made applicable, and the Lieutenant Governor and Assembly have such powers to make ordinances for the government of the North-West as the Governor General in Council confers upon them, but their powers cannot at any time exceed those conferred by the Confederation Act upon the Provincial...
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