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stock unless by-laws are made for that purpose.

subscribe for cur any debt or liability under this Act or the Special Act, unless and by-lawe are made until a By-law to that effect shall have been duly made, and adopted with

the consent first had of a majority of the qualified electors of the Municipality, to be ascertained in such manner as shall be determined by the said By-law, after public advertisement thereof containing a copy of such proposed By-law, inserted at least four times in each newspaper printed within the limits of the Municipality, or if none be printed therein, then in some one or more newspaper printed in the nearest City or Town thereto and circulated therein, and also put up in at least four of the most public places in each Muncipality.

Fourthly. The Mayor, Warden or Reeve, being the Head of such Muricipal Corporation, subscribing for and holding Stock in the Company, to the amount of Five Thousand Pounds, or upwards, shall be and continue to be ex officio one of the Directors of the Company, in addition to the number of Directors authorized by the Special Act, and shall have the same rights, powers and Duties as any of the Directors of the Company.

Mayor, &c., to be
er oficio a
Director in
certain cases.

RAILWAYS PROTECTION ACT.

ACT 16 VIC., CAP. 169, SECS. 5 and 7.

An Act in addition to the General Railway Clauses Consolidation

Act.

cipalities not to

Heads of Munio V. And be it declared and enacted, That notwithstanding anything vote at lection in the said General Railway Clauses Consolidation Act contained, it tora; unless, &c. has not been, nor is, nor shall be lawful for the Mayor, Reeve or other

Chief Officer, or other person representing any Municipality having er taking Stock in any Railway Company incorporated or to be incorpo rated in this Province, by any Act of this Session, either directly or indirectly to vote on the election or appointment of the private Directors of such Company, unless the Special Act of Incorporation of such

Company shall expressly provide therefor in the said Special Act. Ground adjoining VII. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of every Railway belonging to the Company, whether any of the clauses or provisions of the said Act be laid down with or be not incorporated with the Act incorporating such Company, of weeds, &c. to cause all cleared land or ground adjoining their Railway and belong

ing to such Company, to be sown or laid down with grass or turf, and

any Railway and

Company to be

grans and cleared

to cause the same so far as may be in their power to be covered with grass or turf, if not already so covered, and to cause all thistles and other noxious weeds growing on such land or ground, to be cut down and kept constantly cut down or to be rooted out of the same; and if any Railway Company shall fail to comply with the requirements of this Section within twenty days after they shall have been required to comply with the same, by notice from the Mayor, Reeve or Chief Officer of the Municipality of the Township or County in which such land or ground shall lie, such Company shall thereby incur a penalty of Ten Shillings to the use of such Municipality for each day during which they shall neglect to do any thing which they are lawfully required to do by such notice, and it shall be lawful for the said Mayor, Reeve or Officer, to cause all things to be «lone which the said Company were lawfully required to do liy such notice, and for that purpose to enter by himself and his assistants or workmen upon such lands or grounds, and such Municipality may recover the expenses and charges incurred in so doing, and the said penalty with costs of suit, in any Court having jurisdiction in civil cases to the amount sought to be recovered.

ROADS TRANSFERRED TO MUNICIPALITIES.

See page 274, (13 & 14 Vic., cap. 15, ser. 2.)

Proclamation made 17th June, 1853, declaring the following Roads

and Bridges no longer under the control and management

of the Commissioners of Public Works, viz: THE CHATHAM AND AMHERTSBURG ROAD, passing through the Counties of Kent and Essex. The Rondeau Road, passing through the County of Kent. The MaidStone Cross AND Sandwich ROAD, passing through the County of Essex. The AMHERTSBURG AND SANDWICH Road, passing through the County of Essex. THE TECUMSETH Road, in the Counties of Kent and Essex. The Dundas AND Owen Sound Road, in the Counties of Wentworth, Wellington and Grey. The BRADFORD AND Bond HEAD Road, in the County of Simcoe. THE BRADFORD AND BARRIE Road, in the County of Simcoe. THE BARRIE AND PENETANGUISHENE ROAD, in the County of Simcoe. The BARRIE AND SOTTAWASAGA Road, in the County of Simcoe. The COLDWATER Portage Road, in the County of Simcoe. LAKE SCUGOG AND SIMcue Road, in the County of Ontario. THE PETERBOROUGH AND LINDSAY Road, in the United Counties of Feterborough and Victoria. THE PETERBOROUGH AND Norwood ROAD, in the County of Peterborough. The Trent SLIDE AND DRAWBRIDGE Road, in the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham. The KINGSTON AND Ottawa RAD, in the United Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. THE PRESCOTT AND OTTAWA Road, in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, and in the County of Carleton. The CornwALL AND L'ORIGNAL Road, in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengary, and in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. The LANCASTER AND L'Orignal MILITARY Road, in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengary. The BYTOWN AND L'Orignal Road, in the County of Carleton, and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. The BYTOWN AND PEMBROKE Road, in the Counties of Carleton and Renfrew, together with all the Bridges on said roads.

SCHEDULE OF BRIDGES TRANSFERRED.
SAANNONVILLE, Salmon River. County of Hastings.
GANANOQUE, Gananoque do. of Leeds.
NARROWS,
Lake Simcoe

u of Simcoe, PETERBOROUGU, Olonabee River 6 of Peterboro'. RIDEAU,

Rideau do., of Carleton, WINCHESTER, Petite Nation do.,

of Dundas.

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Preamble.

An Act to repeal the Acts and provisions of Law relative to Assess

ments and matters connected therewith in Upper Canada. Whereas it is expedient to repeal the several Acts and provisions of Law relating to assessments and local taxation, and to statue labour, in Upper Canada, to the end that more equal and just provisions may be made with regard to the matters aforesaid : 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

Certain Acto

repealed.

the Act of the Parliament of Upper Canada, passed in the second Ses- Acts of U.C.

59 G. 3, (sess. 2.) sion held in the fifty-ninth year of the Reign of King George the Third, c. 7, assessinents. and intituled, An Act to repeal the several Laws now in force relative to levying and collecting rates and assessments in this Province, and further to provide for the more equal and general assessment of lands and other rateable property throughout this Province,—and the Act of the said Parliament, passed in the Session last aforesaid, and intituled, An Act to repeal part of and amend the Laws now in force

59 G. 3, (scss. 2) for laying out, amending and keeping in repair the Public Highways c , highways." and Roads in this Province, and the Act of the said Parliament, passed in the second Session held in the fourth year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, and intituled, An Act to amend and make

ste Meicote 4 G. 4, sess. 2.) perpetual an Act passed in the fifty-ninth year of His late Majesty's c. 9; highways: Reign, intituled, 'An Act to repeal purt of and amend the Laws now in force for laying out, amending and keeping in repair the Public Highways and Roads in this Province, and also to amend an Act passed in the fiftieth year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, 'An 4 G:4:{sess. 2:) Act to provide for the laying out, amending and keeping in repair the Public Highways and Roads in this Province, and to repeal the Laws now in force for that purpose,—and the Act of the said Parliament, passed in the Session last aforesaid, and intituled, An Act to repeal part of and amend an Act passed in the fiftieth year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, 'An Act to provide for the laying out, amending and keeping in repair the Public Highways and Roads in this Province, and to repeal the Laws now in force for that purpose,' and also to repeal part of and amend the provisions of an Act passed in the fifty-ninth year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled, 'An Act to repeal part of and amend the Laws now in force for laying out, amending and keeping in repair the Public Highways and Roads in this Province,'—and the Act of the said Parliament, passed in the sixth year of the Reign last aforesaid, and intituled, An Act to amend 6 G. 4, c. 7. and make permanent a certain Act of the Parliament of this Pro- a vince, passed in the fifty-ninth year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, 'An Act to repeal the several Laws now in force relative to levying and collecting rates and assessments in this Province, and further to provide for the more equal and general assessment of lands and other rateable property throughout this Province, and to render more effectual the several Laws of this Province imposing rates and assessments, by providing, under certain restrictions, for the levying such rates and assessments by the sale of a portion of the lands on which the same are chargedand the Act of the said Parliament, passed in the ninth year of the Reign last on aforesaid, and intituled, An Act to amend the Assesment Laws of this assessinencs.

assessments.

9 G. 4. c. 3.

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C. 2. Wellington districi.

10 & 11 Vic. c. 44. brockville.

c. 10.

Province, and the Act of the said Parliament, passed in the seventh year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, and intituled, An Act to amend the Laws now in force regulating the sale of lands for arrear of taxes, and for other purposes therein mention

ed,—and the Act of the said Parliament, passed in the third year of 3 V. c. 10, Slat- Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act to compel certain persons of Canada, s v. not assessed to perform Statute Labour,—and the Act of the Parlia

ment of this Province, passed in the eighth year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of certain arrears of taxes on lands in the District of Wellington and other Districts, and better to define the limits of the said District of Wellington,—and the Act of the said Parliament, passed in the Session held in the tenth and eleventh years of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act to provide for an assessment of real and personal property in the Town of Brockville, according to the annual value or rental thereof, and for other purposes,—and so much of the sereral Acts mentioned in the Schedules annexed to the Act of the said Par

liament, passed in the twelfth year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituParts of 12 Vic. led, An Act to repeal the Acts in force iu Upper Canada, relative to

the establishment of Local and Municipal Authorities, and other matters of a like nature, as established, provide for or regulate the assessment or mode of assessment, or the property to be assessed, or any malter relating to the same, in any of the Cities or liberties thereof, Towns or Villages to which such Acts respectively refer,—and all Acts or parts of Acts, and all by-laws, rules and regulations of the Municipal Corporations of the Townships, Villages, Towns or Cities, or of the District or County Municipal Councils, or other local authorities in

Upper Canada, imposing rates or assessments, or providing for the colException.

lection thereof,—and all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act,—shall be and the same are hereby repealed, except in so far as the same or any of them repeal any former or other Acts, or parts of Acts, by-laws, rules or regulations, and except in so far as the same may affect any rates or taxes for the present year, or any rates or taxes which have accrued and are actually due, or any remedy for the enforcement or recovery of such rates or taxes not otherwise provided for by this Act.

II. And be it enacted, That this Act shall commence and have force and effect upon, from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and not before.

Other enactments.

Commencement of Ac.

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