Item #8861 An Act to make temporary provision for the Government of Lower Canada. British Government - Act of Parliament.
An Act to make temporary provision for the Government of Lower Canada

An Act to make temporary provision for the Government of Lower Canada

Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
Date Published: 1838
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Disbound

Anno primo, Victoriae reginae Cap. IX. [10th February 1838]

4 pages [57]-60pp. Very good condition.

Known as the "Lower Canada Government Act, 1838"

Under this Act, the government of the Province of Lower Canada is to be handled by a Special Council rather than the Provincial Parliament as directed until November of 1840. The duties and limits of this Special Council are described. • The powers of the present Legislature of Lower Canada are suspended

• Her Majesty may appoint a special Council for the affairs of Lower Canada

• Members of the Council to take an Oath.

• The Governor and Council may make Laws or Ordinances for the Government of Lower Canada

• Such laws to be proposed by the Governor.

• Limiting their duration.

• Proviso as to imposing taxes.

• Laws or Ordinances not to affect the existing laws respecting rights of election, etc.

• No law, etc. to appropriate the monies in hand for repayment of the sum of £142,160 unless on certificate of Commissioners of Treasury; nor to an amount exceeding the appropriation of 1832

• Laws or Ordinances may be disallowed by Her Majesty in Council.

• This Act not to affect laws now in force, etc.

• Proclamation of this Act.

• The term "Governor" defined.

• Act may be altered, etc.
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