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certain others in the said Act.

some errors were accidentally committed, and amongst them, one of the Schedules in the said Act referred to, and intended to have been annexed to the same, was wholly omitted : And whereas there are also some inaccuracies, as well in the body of the said Act as in the Schedules thereunto annexed ; And whereas it is expedient as well to correct the said errors and inaccuracies as to amend the said Act in some of the provisions thereof, and to make some further provisions for the better accomplishment of the object thereof : 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-reunite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the

Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of Certain words, the same, That the several words, phrases and sentences in the first in schedule A. column of the Schedule to this Act annexed, marked A, numbered substituted for.. from one to thirty-six inclusive, and set forth at length in the second

column of the said Schedule, as such several words, phrases and sentences are contained in those several parts of the several and respective Sections, sub-sections and provisoes of the said Act particularly referred to in the third column of the said Schedule, opposite to each of such words, phrases and sentences respectively, shall be, and the same as so contained in such sections, sub-sections and provisoes, are hereby repealed ; and the several and respective words, phrases and sentences set forth in the fourth column of the said Schedule, opposite to each of such first mentioned words, phrases and sentences respectively, shall be, and the same are hereby substituted for such first mentioned words, phrases and sentences, each for each respectively ; and henceforth, the said substituted words, phrases and sentences, instead of those for which they are so substituted as aforesaid respectively, shall be, and shall be deemed and taken to have been the words, phrases and sentences used in the several and respective sections, sub-sections and provisoes of the said Act in the third column of the said Schedule mentioned, opposite to each of such words, phrases and sentences re

spectively, and, in the parts of such sections, sub-sections and provisoes How the said Aet therein particularly mentioned ; and the said Act, and all other Acts shall hereafter be referring to the same, shall be construed as if such substituted words,

phrases and sentences had been there used in such respective sections, sub-sections and provisoes respectively, and in the parts thereof respectively in the said third column of the said Schedule mentioned as aforesaid, at the time of the passing of the said Act, anything therein

contained to the contrary notwithstanding : Provided always, neverthings already theless, that nothing in this Section contained, shall render void or

otherwise affect in any way, anything heretofore done under the authority of the said Act, but the same, unless it shall have been made the subject of proceedings at Law actually instituted before the passing of this Act, shall be, and the same is hereby ratified and confirmed;

anything herein contained to the contrary nowithstanding:] 14th and 15th Vic, (XXXVI. And be it enacted, That the several words, phrases and cap. 100.

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thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, as such Act was corrected and amended by “ The Upper Canada Municipal Corporations Law Amendment Act" of one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and of the said * Upper Canada Municipal Corporations' Law Amendment Act" of one thousand eight hundred and fifty, in the first column of the Schedule to this Act annexed, marked A, numbered from one to thirty inclusive, and set forth in the second column of the said Schedule, as such several words, phrases and sentences are contained in those several parts of the several and respective sections, sub-sections and provisoes of the said Acts particularly referred to in the third column of the said Schedule opposite to each of such words, phrases and sentences respectively, shall be and the same, as so contained in such section, sub sections and provisoes, are hereby repealed ; and the several and respective words, phrases and sentences set forth in the fourth col- substituted for umn of the said Schedule, opposite to each of such first mentioned words, phrases and sentences respectively, shall be and the same are column of the

Schedule. hereby substituted for such first mentioned words, phrases and sentences, each for each respectively ; and henceforth, the said substituted words, The same how to phrases and sentences instead of those for which they are so substituted apply. as aforesaid respectively, shall be and shall be deemed and taken to have been the words, phrases and sentences used in the several and respective sections, sub-sections and provisoes of the said Acts respectively, in the third column of the said Schedule mentioned, opposite to each of such words, phrases and sentences respectively, and in the parts of such sections, sub-sections and provisoes therein particularly mentioned ;

Acts to be conand the said Acts, and all other Acts referring to the same, shall be strued as it such construed as if such substituted words, phrases and sentences had been words, &c., were there used in such respective sections, sub-sections and provisoes in. respectively, and in the parts thereof respectively in the said third column of the said Schedule mentioned as aforesaid, at the time of the passing of the said Acts respectively, any thing therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding; and so much of the said " Upper Canada Municipal Corporations' Law Amendment Act” of one thousand eight visions repealed. hundred and fifty, as makes any correction or amendment in or to any of such words, phrases or sentences other than those hereby made in or to the same, and so much of both or either of the said Acts as makes any other provision whatever contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, or any provision whatever in any matter provided for by this Act, other than such as is hereby made in such matter, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed, and shall cease to be in force upon, from and after the day when this Act shall come into operation : Pro- Proviso: Things Fided always, nevertheless, Firstly, that nothing in this Act contained performed under shall render void or otherwise affect in any way, any thing heretofore made the subject done under the authority of the said Acts or either of them, but the same, of legal proceedle unless it shall have been made the subject of proceedings at law actually cases confirmed. instituted before the passing of this Act, or shall be made the subject of such proceedings within six calendar months next after the passing of this Act, shall be and the same is hereby ratified and confirmed, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding: And provided Proviso: Ao to also, Secondly, that notwithstanding the repeal of the parts and provi- otsenceu, fiues,

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before this Act. done, and all proceedings which might have been taken or prosecuted,

relating to any offences or neglects which may have been committed, or to any matters which shall have happened, or to any moneys which shall have become due, or to any fines or penalties which shall have been incurred before the day on which this Act shall have come into operation, shall and may still be done and prosecuted, and the offences, and omissions may be dealt with and punished, and the moneys may be recovered and dealt with, and the fines and penalties may be imposed and applied as if the said parts and provisions of the said Acts hereby

repealed continued in force.] 16th Vic. cap. 181 Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Upper Canada Preamble. Municipal Corporations' Act of one thousand eight hundred and forty

nine, and the Acts amending the same, and to supply some provisions Act 12 Vic. cap. which have been found wanting in the said Acts: 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 reunite 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 twenty-second, thirty-third, sixty-fifth, eighty-third, of 12 v. c. 81, as eighty-fourth, ninety-fourth, one hundred and third, one hundred and amended by 13 & ninth, one hundred and fifteenth, one hundred and twenty-eighth, one 14 & 15 V.C. 109, hundred and thirty second, one hundred and thirty-fifth, one hundred tepooded Leander and forty-sixth, one hundred and forty-seventh, one hundred and

fiftieth, one hundred and sixty-eighth, one hundred and eighty-fifth, one hundred and eighty-eighth, one hundred and ninety-fifth, and two hundred and fourth Sections of The Upper Canada Municipal Corporations Act of 1849, with the amendments made to any of the said Sections by The Upper Canada Municipal Corporations' Law Amendment Act of 1850, or by The Upper Canada Municipal Corporations' Law Amendment Act of 1851, or by both the said last mentioned Acts, shall be and the same are hereby repealed, and the several sections hereinafter substituted for them respectively shall make part of the said Upper Canada Municipal Corporations' Act of 1849, which shall after the time when this Act shall come into force and effect, be read, construed and take effect as if the said substituted Sections had been originally inserted therein in the place

and stead of the Sections for which they are hereby substituted

to respectively: Provided always, nevertheless that neither the repeal of things done le the Sections hereby repcaled nor the substitution of other enactments coles inw force. or provisions for those contained in the said Sections, shall render void

or affect in any way any thing done or any right acquired or any penalty, forfeiture or liability incurred before this Act shall come into force and effect, but the same shall be considered, enforced, adjudged upon and dealt with as if such repeal and substitution had not taken place.]

FXLI. And be it enacted, That this Act shall come into force and effect upon, from and after the first day of July one thousand eight bundrel and fifty-three, and not before.]

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I. TOWNSHIPS. II. And be it enacted, That the inhabitants of each Township in Inhabitants of Upper Canada, which shall have one hundred or more resident poratel. freeholders or householders on the Collector's Roll thereof, for the last year that the same shall have been made up, prior to the time this Act is appointed to come into force, shall be a Body Corporate, and as powers. such shall have perpetual succession and a Common Seal, with power to break, renew and alter the same at pleasure, and shall be capable of suing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded in all Courts and places whatsoever, of purchasing, acquiring and holding lands and tenements, and other real and personal property within such Township for the use of the inhabitants thereof, in their corporate capacity, and of making and entering into such contracts as may be necessary for the exercise of their corporate functions, and that all such powers shall be exercised by, through, and in the name of the Municipality of each

foooh How exercised. Township respectively.

III. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Municipal Townships have Council for each District in Upper Canada, at a Special Meeting to be certain popula: held for that purpose on the second day of October 1849, after the to others, and how passing of this Act, and to be continued by adjournment from time to time to such period not being beyond the second day of November next thereafter, as may be necessary for completing the business hereby imposed upon them, by a By-law to be passed for that purpose at such meeting, to attach every Township lying within any County in their District which shall have within it less than one hundred resident freeholders and householders on the Collector's Roll for the last year, that the same shall have been made up prior to the said second day of October next, to some other adjacent Township lying within the same County, and such Township so united or attached to such adjacent Township, shall, until the dissolution of such Union as provided for by this Act, be known as the Junior Township of such Union of Townships, Which shall be and be represented in one Municipality in common with such adjacent Township. Township, which shall in like manner be known as the Senior Township of such Union; and from and after the first day of January next, after the passing of this Act, every Township newly laid out by the Crown, As to Townships or not having within it one hundred resident freeholders and or having less householders on the Collector's Roll, and not then already attached to population aller

ist Jan. 1850. or united with any other Township as aforesaid, shall, by a By-law of the Municipal Council of the County in which such Township shall be situate, be united for the purposes of this Act to such adjacent Township, in such County as such Municipal Council shall think fit, and also to some one particular rural Ward of such Township, where having Rural

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such last mentioned Township shall have been divided into such Wards, or part of it to one of such Wards and part of it to another of such Wards, with a view to the representation of the freeholders and householders thereof, in the Municipality of such United Townships,

and all such Townships shall, while they shall continue so united, be Word - Towe- called The United Townships of

(mentioning their names,) and the word Township, shall for the purposes of this Act, be held and considered to apply to and include Townships so united as well as single Townships and such Unions may be made to consist of two or

more Townships as convenience may require. 13 & 1 Vis VIII. And whereas by the third Section of the said first-mentioned can 64, sec. S.

Act, provision was made for the Union of Townships having less than

one hundred resident freeholders and householders on the Collector's Recital

Roll, to any aljacent Township having that number of such freeholders and householders, but not for the Union of several Townships having each less than the prescribed number of such freeholders and householders but which, if formed into a Union, would together have more than such prescribed number; And whereas in the newly settled parts of the country, the want of such a provision has been found to

Orasion great inconvenience: be it therefore enacted, That it shall and New provision *To win of mar be lawful for the Municipal Council of any County or Union of

Counties in Upper Canada, at any time before the thirty-first day of Naumber, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fitr, by a Br-law to be passed for that purpose, to dissolve all or any of the Unions of Townships formel or to be formed under the authority of the said thint section of the said Act, and if they shall deem it expedient so to do to form such other Unions of the Townships within such Cunties or Unions of Counties, as they may think most

convenient for the accomme lation of the people of such Townships: Provise Pridal awars nerertheless, firstly, that it shall be lawful for any

such Municipal Council, in forming such Unions, to attach together
any two or more Townships lying within the same County, but not
when ther shall be within ditferent Counties of such Unions of Counties;
And provided alsy, sexundly, that the Townships to be thus formed into
any such Union shall teraher hare had not less than one hundred
fixhosters and householders on the Collector's Rolls for the last year
that the same shit hare been respectively made up prior to the passing
of such By-lawr: Provided als), thirdly, that every such By-law shall
designate the onler of seniority of the Townships forming every such
l'niin of Townships, which shall in every such By-law be arranged
(unless in the opinion of such Municipal Council, there may appear
some special reason to arrange them otherwise) according to the relative
number of freeholders and householders on such Collector's Rolls
respectively, those having the greater number on such Rolls being

placed senior to those having the less.] 1 * 13 Vie.. XXVI, And be it enacted, That the time limited by the eighth

section of The Upper Canada Municipal Corporations' Law amendment time limited for Act of one thousand eight hundred and fifty, for the County Municipal

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