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curiosity in the vicinity thereof, and for compelling the prompt payment of their lawful charges therefor, and generally for the better government of the said vicinity; And whereas there is reason to believe 12 Vic. c. 81. that the Upper Canada Municipal Corporations' Act of one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine does not confer upon the Municipal Corporation, within whose jurisdiction the said Falls of Niagara are situate, the requisite powers to make such rules and regulations as now are or may be from time to time required for the purposes aforesaid ; And whereas it is desirable that such powers should be possessed by the said Corporation : be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council, and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby Enacted by the authority of the same, That it shall be lawful for the Powers of MuniMunicipal Corporation of the Township of Stamford, and they are of Stamford exhereby authorized and empowered, in addition to the powers which purposes. they now by law possess, from time to time to make, repeal, alter, and enforce By-laws, rules and regulations, to take and have effect only within such limits within such Township as they shall from time to time prescribe, for the several purposes following, that is to say:

1. To prohibit any person or persons from soliciting passengers, Licensing Tavern visitors, or others to resort or go to any inn, tavern, or boarding house, museum, or other place of resort, without having first obtained from the sa d Corporation a license therefor.

cipal Corporation

tended for certain

Runners.

2. To prohibit all persons from acting as guides within such limits And Guides. as aforesaid, unless a license therefor shall in like manner be taken out for that purpose. 3. To regulate and license the owners of livery stables, horses, cabs, And keepers of

livery stables, hackney coaches, omnibuses, carts, and other carriages and vehicles horses, &c., kept used for hire within such limits as aforesaid, and to compel in a summary way the prompt payment of the lawful price or hire to the owner or driver of such horses, cabs, hackney coaches, omnibuses, carts and other carriages by the parties hiring or using the same, according to such tariff as may be established from time to time by the said Corporation, and to prevent runners, stage drivers and others, in the streets or Preventing, &c., public places, from soliciting and teasing passengers and others to go being importuned or travel in any boat, vessel, stage, carriage or other vehicle; also to require all persons licensed by the said Corporation to exhibit, when

for hire.

passengers from

called upon, a certified copy of the tariff of charges for their remune

ration prescribed by the said Corporation. Making By-laws 4. Generally to make, alter and repeal all such other rules, regulagenerally.

tions and by-laws for the welfare and good government of the said Municipality, within the limits so to be prescribed as aforesaid, as the said Corporation shall from time to time deem expedient; such by

laws not being repugnant to the laws of the said Province. Granting licenses 5. To grant all such licenses and to make all such by-laws and regu

lations as may be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the powers herein vested or hereafter to be vested in the corporation of the said Township: Provided always, that no person shall be subject to be fined more than Five Pounds, exclusive of costs, or to be imprisoned more than twenty days, for the breach of any By-law or regulation of

the said Corporation made in pursuance of this Act. How license II. And be it enacted, That the moneys to be raised from the grant

ing of the said licenses shall be expended under the direction of the said Municipal Corporation within the limits so to be prescribed as aforesaid, in repairing the roads and making such other improvements as the said Municipal Council may consider advisable.

Proviso.

How license moneys to be expended.

KINGSTON AND PITTSBURG ANNEXA

TION.

ACT 16 VI C., CAP. 2 2 2.

Preamble.

An Act to attach a certain portion of the Township of Kingston, in

the County of Frontenac, to the Township of Pittsburgh, for Municipal and other purposes.

Whereas the Municipal Council of the Township of Pittsburgh have by their Petition to Parliament prayed, that a certain portion of the Township of Kingston, composed of part of the fourth, fifth and sixth Concessions of the last mentioned Township, should be annexed to the Township of Pittsburgh; And whereas it would be of public advantage to grant the prayer of the said Petition, and to make the waters of the Rideau Canal the boundary between the said Townships respectively : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and

intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That all that portion of the Part of the Township of Kingston lying to the East of the Channel of the of Kingston Rideau Canal shall, for Municipal and all other purposes, be attached that of Pittsto and form part of the Township of Pittsburgh.

II. And be it enacted, That this Act shall be a Public Act.

burg.

Public Act.

ACT 16 VI C., CAP. 223.

An Act to specify the time when an Act of the present Session, relating to the Townships of Kingston and Pittsburgh, shall come in force. Whereas by an Act passed in this present Session, intituled, An Preamble. Act to attach a certain portion of the Township of Kingston, in the County of Frontenac, to the Township of Pittsburgh, for Municipal 16 V. c. 222. and other purposes, it is amongst other things in effect provided, that all that portion of the Township of Kingston, in the said County of Frontenac, in the Province of Canada, lying to the east of the channel of the Rideau Canal, should, for Municipal and all other purposes, be attached to and form part of the Township of Pittsburgh; And whereas the time when the said Act shall come in force is not mentioned therein, and it is desirable that the same should take effect from and after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the said in part recited Act When the said shall come in force and take effect from and after the thirty-first day of ake etilece. December, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, and not

before.

ACT 16 VICT., CAP. 226.

Preamble.

An Act to divide the Townships of Yonge and Escott in the United

Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Whereas the Townships of Yonge and Escott, in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, for some time previous to the tenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, formed one Township, and since that period have been disunited; And whereas divers Inhabitants of the said Townships of Yonge and Escott have represented by their Petition, that on account of the geographical position of the said Townships, much inconvenience is felt in conducting public business, and have prayed that the said Townships may be divided as hereinafter mentioned; And whereas it is desirable to grant the prayer of such Petition: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That upon, from and after the first day of January next after the passing of this Act,

the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh Concessions of the er. Township of Yonge, and the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth Conces

sions of the Township of Escott, shall, for all Municipal and Election purposes, be united together, and form a Township, to be called the “ Rear of Yonge and Escott,” and that the remainder of the said Townships of Yonge and Escott, together with the Islands in the River St. Lawrence, at present forming part of these Townships, shall, for the like purposes, be together united and form a Township, to be called the “ Front of Yonge and Escott."

Rear of Yonge
and Escott to
form one
Township,
and Front of
Yonge and
Escolt another.

Ilow the Polls

in the said

II. And be it enacted, That the Polls to be taken for the said shall be taken Townships respectively, at any Election of a Member or Members to new Townships. serve for the County or Riding within which the same are situate, in the

Legislative Assembly of this Province, shall be held and taken at such place, in the said Townships respectively, as the same would have been held had this Act been passed and in force before and at the time of the introduction into the Parliament of this Province of the Act of the

Who shall be

Officers at first

Elections in

Townships,

Parliament thereof, passed during its present Session, intituled, An 16 V.c. 152.
Act to enlarge the Representation of the People of this Province in
Parliament.

III. And be it enacted, That for the purposes of the Municipal Election next after the passing of this Act, the Town Clerk for Escott, Returning shall act as Returning Officer for the Front of Yonge and Escott, and Municipal the Town Clerk for Yonge shall act as Returning Officer for the Rear the new of Yonge and Escott; and that such Town Clerks respectively shall procure for these purposes the necessary copies of so much of the Col- They shall lectors' Rolls of the present Townships of Yonge and Escott as shall of Collectors' relate to the inbabitants of the said Townships as divided by this Act, and that the present divisions of the said Township of Yonge into Wards, shall, from and after the thirty-first day of December next, be abolished; and the next Municipal Election for the Front of Yonge and Places of

Election. Escott, shall be held at Mallorytown, and that for the Rear of the said Townships at Farmersville.

procure copies

Rolls.

GEORGINA.

A CT 16 VICT., CA P. 96.

Preamble.

An Act to separate the Township of Georgina from the County of

Ontario, and annex it to the County of York.

Whereas the Inhabitants of the Township of Georgina, in the County, of Ontario, have by their petition and by the petition of their Municipality, prayed that the said Township may be disunited from the said County, and may be annexed to the County of York, and it is right and expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authorty of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to reunite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Gov- Township of ernment of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the necesitate same, That from and after the passing of this Act, the Township of York: Georgina, in the County of Ontario, shall be disunited from the said County, and shall be annexed to and form part of the County of York for all purposes whatsoever.

II. And whereas the Provisional Municipal Council of the said Recital.

erna

County of

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