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the House of Assembly, the delimitation of the electoral divisions, and any necessary re-allocation of members or adjustment of electoral divisions, shall be effected by the same commission and on the same principles as are prescribed in regard to the electoral divisions for the House of Assembly.

(2.) Any alteration in the number of members of the provincial council, and any re-division of the province into electoral divisions, shall come into operation at the next general election for such council held after the completion of such re-division, or of any allocation consequent upon such alteration, and not earlier.

(3.) The election shall take place at such times as the administrator shall by proclamation direct, and the provisions of section 37 applicable to the election of members of the House of Assembly shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to such elections.

72. The provisions of sections 53, 54, and 55, relative to members of the House of Assembly, shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to members of the provincial councils: Provided that any member of a provincial council who shall become a member of either House of Parliament shall thereupon cease to be a member of such provincial council.

73. Each provincial council shall continue for three years from the date of its first meeting, and shall not be subject to dissolution save by effluxion of time.

74. The administrator of each province shall by proclamation fix such times for holding the sessions of the provincial council as he may think fit, and may from time to time prorogue such council: Provided that there shall be a session of every provincial council once at least in every year, so that a period of twelve months shall not intervene between the last sitting of the council in one session and its first sitting in the next session.

75. The provincial council shall elect from among its members a chairman, and may make rules for the conduct of its proceedings. Such rules shall be transmitted by the administrator to the Governor-General, and shall have full force and effect unless and until the Governor-General in Council shall express his disapproval thereof in writing addressed to the administrator.

76. The members of the provincial council shall receive such allowances as shall be determined by the Governor-General Council.

77. There shall be freedom of speech in the pro council, and no member shall be liable to any proceeding in any Court by reason of his speech or vot council.

Executive Committees.

78.-(1.) Each provincial council shal' after any general election elect from an

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otherwise, four persons to form with the administrator, who shall be chairman, an executive committee for the province. The members of the executive committee other than the administrator shall hold office until the election of their successors in the same


(2.) Such members shall receive such remuneration as the provincial council, with the approval of the Governor-General in Council, shall determine.

(3.) A member of the provincial council shall not be disqualified from sitting as a member by reason of his having been elected as a member of the executive committee.

(4.) Any casual vacancy arising in the executive committee shall be filled by election by the provincial council if then in session, or, if the council is not in session, by a person appointed by the executive committee to hold office temporarily pending an election by the council.

79. The administrator and any other member of the executive committee of a province, not being a member of the provincial council, shall have the right to take part in the proceedings of the council, but shall not have the right to


80. The executive committee shall on behalf of the provincial council carry on the administration of provincial affairs. Until the first election of members to serve on the executive committee, such administration shall be carried on by the administrator. Whenever there are not sufficient members of the executive committee to form a quorum according to the rules of the committee, the administrator shall as soon as practicable convene a meeting of the provincial council for the purpose of electing members to fill the vacancies, and until such election the administrator shall carry on the administration of provincial affairs.

81. Subject to the provisions of this Act, all powers, authorities, and functions which at the establishment of the Union are in any of the Colonies vested in or exercised by the the Governor or the Governor in Council, or any Minister of the Colony, shall after such establishment be vested in the executive committee of the province so far as such powers, authorities, and functions relate to matters in respect of which the provincial council is competent to make ordinances.


82. Questions arising in the executive determined by a majority of votes of the in case of an equality of votes, the adm a casting vote. Subject to the approval in Council, the executive committeen conduct of its proceedings.

83. Subject to the provisions of any la regulating the conditions of appointme retirement and superannuation of public of committee shall has power to appoint De necessary, in ad to officers assign

by the Governor-General in Council under the provisions of this Act, to carry out the services entrusted to them and to make and enforce regulations for the organization and discipline of such officers.

84. In regard to all matters in respect of which no powers are reserved or delegated to the provincial council, the administrator shall act on behalf of the Governor-General in Council when required to do so, and in such matters the administrators may act without reference to the other members of the executive committee.

Powers of Provincial Councils.

85. Subject to the provisions of this Act and the assent of the Governor-General in Council as hereinafter provided, the provincial council may make ordinances in relation to matters coming within the following classes of subjects (that is to say):

(i.) Direct taxation within the province in order to raise a revenue for provincial purposes ;

(ii.) The borrowing of money on the sole credit of the province with the consent of the Governor-General in Council and in accordance with regulations to be framed by Parliament;

(iii.) Education, other than higher education, for a period of five years and thereafter until Parliament otherwise provides; (iv.) Agriculture to the extent and subject to the conditions to be defined by Parliament;

(v.) The establishment, maintenance, and management of hospitals and charitable institutions ;

(vi.) Municipal institutions, divisional councils, and other local institutions of a similar nature;

(vii.) Local works and undertakings within the province other than railways and harbours and other than such works as extend beyond the borders of the province, and subject to the power of Parliament to declare any work a national work and to provide for its construction by arrangement with the provincial council or otherwise;

(viii.) Roads, outspans, ponts, and bridges other than bridges connecting two provinces;

(ix.) Markets and pounds;

(x.) Fish and game preservation;

(xi.) The imposition of punishment by fine, penalty, or imprisonment for enforcing any law or any ordinance of the province made in relation to any matter coming within any of the classes of subjects enumerated in this section;

(xii.) Generally all matters which, in the opinion of the Governor-General in Council, are of a merely local or private nature in the province;

(xiii.) All other subjects in respect of which Parliament shall

by any law delegate the power of making ordinances to the provincial council.

86. Any ordinance made by a provincial council shall have effect in and for the province as long and as far only as it is not repugnant to any Act of Parliament.

87. A provincial council may recommend to Parliament the passing of any law relating to any matter in respect of which such council is not competent to make ordinances.

88. In regard to any matter which requires to be de alt with by means of a private Act of Parliament, the provincial council of the province to which the matter relates may, subject to such procedure as shall be laid down by Parliament, take evidence by means of a select committee or otherwise for and against the passing of such law, and, upon receipt of a report from such council, together with the evidence upon which it is founded, Parliament may pass such Act without further evidence being taken in support thereof.

89. A provincial revenue fund shall be formed in every province, into which shall be paid all revenues raised by or accruing to the provincial council and all moneys paid over by the Governor-General in Council to the provincial council. Such fund shall be appropriated by the provincial council by ordinance for the purposes of the provincial administration generally, or, in the case of moneys paid over by the GovernorGeneral in Council for particular purposes, then for such purposes, but no such ordinance shall be passed by the provincial council unless the administrator shall have first recommended to the council to make provision for the specific service for which the appropriation is to be made. No money shall be issued from the provincial revenue fund except in accordance with such appropriation and under warrant signed by the administrator: Provided that, until the expiration of one month after the first meeting of the provincial council, the administrator may expend such moneys as may be necessary for the services of the province.

90. When a proposed ordinance has been passed by a provincial council it shall be presented by the administrator to the Governor-General in Council for his assent. The GovernorGeneral in Council shall declare within one month from the presentation to him of the proposed ordinance that he assent » thereto, or that he withholds assent, or that he reserves the proposed ordinance for further consideration. A propose ordinance so reserved shall not have any force unless and unti within one year from the day on which it was presented to the Governor-General in Council, he makes known by proclamatio that it has received his assent.

91. An ordinance assented to by the Governor-General i Council and promulgated by the administrator shall, subject t the provisions of this Act, have the force of law within th province. The administrator shall cause two fair copies every such ordinance, one being in the English and the other i

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