Session 2, Day 5: 30 April

NB: text taken from Archives of Manitoba, MG3 A1-15, Red River Disturbance collection, “Seasonal [sic: Sessional] Journal of the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia, March 1870,” appears in black; text taken from other sources appears in grey.

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Assembly Chamber, Upper Fort Garry

Saturday, 30 April 1870[1]

The President took the chair at eleven o’clock A.M.

Minutes read and carried. Consideration of law committee report resumed.

Article XXI carried on motion of Hon. Mr. Bannatyne, seconded by Hon. Mr. De Lorme.

Hon. Mr. Bunn, seconded by Hon. Mr. Bruce, moved the adoption of Article XXII, with the substitution of the words “not over” for the word “under” wherever the latter occurs in the Article — Carried as amended.

Article XXIII carried on motion of Hon. Mr. De Lorme seconded by Hon. Dr. Bird.

Article XXIV carried on motion of Hon. Mr. Bannatyne seconded by Hon. T. Sinclair.

Article XXV carried on motion of Hon. Mr. Lascerte seconded by Hon. Mr. Poitras.

Article XXVI carried on motion of Hon. Mr. Poitras seconded by Hon. J. Sinclair.

Hon. Mr. Bunn moved the adoption of Article XXVII, with the addition at the end of the Article of the words “above the age of fifteen years.”

Hon. Mr. Bruce seconded the motion, which was carried on a division — Yeas 16; nays 4.

Hon. Mr. Bunn, seconded by Hon. Mr. Gunn, moved the adoption of Article XXVIII.

Hon. Mr. O’Donoghue, seconded by Hon. Mr. Poitras, moved in amendment that for the word “three” in the article, the word “two” be substituted.

Amendment lost on a division:— Yeas 10; nays 13.

Original motion carried — Yeas 13; nays 10.

Hon. Mr. Schmidt, seconded by Hon. Mr. Poitras, moved the adoption of Article XXIX which was as follows:—

“The Judge of the Supreme Court, shall be ex officio a Justice of the Peace.”

Hon. Mr. O’Donoghue, seconded by Hon. Mr. Bannatyne, moved in amendment that the Article be struck out.— Carried on a division — Yeas 18; nays 4.

Hon. Mr. Bunn, seconded by Hon. Mr. Bannatyne, moved the adoption of Article XXX.

Hon. Mr. Hay moved in amendment that the word “those” after the word “all,” in the Article be struck out, and all after the word “country” in the said article. His object was, he said, to make it clear that the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court extended to all parts of the country.

Hon. Mr. O’Donoghue seconded the amendment.

After debate the amendment carried on a division — Yeas 12; nays 5.

Hon. Mr. O’Donoghue moved the adoption of Article XXXI, with the following alterations: that the words “or other person entitled” in the second line, be struck out, and the word “qualified” inserted, and that all after the word “paying” in the sixth line be struck out and the following inserted — “a license of Ten Pounds sterling per annum in advance.” The latter amount was, he urged, the least they could think of charging an outsider entering on the lucrative profession of law in this country.

Hon. Mr. Poitras seconded the amendment.

Hon. Mr. Hay, as an amendment to the amendment, moved the adoption of Article as it stood — Not seconded.

Hon. Mr. O’Donoghue’s amendment was put and carried on a division:— Yeas 14; nays 8.

Article XXXII carried on motion of Hon. Mr. Bannatyne seconded by Hon. Mr. O’Donoghue.

Hon. Mr. Gunn, seconded by Hon. Mr. Touron, moved the adoption of Article I under the head “Customs Duties.”

Hon. Mr. Schmidt moved in amendment that the House take a recess of fifteen minutes.

The House took a recess for half an hour.

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The President having resumed the chair,

Business having been resumed,

Article I under the head “Customs Duties,” was put and carried, as moved.

Hon. Mr. Hay moved the adoption of Article II, with the addition of a sub-section providing that “mill and factory machinery” should be among the articles exempt from duty.

Hon. Dr. Bird seconded the motion and a sub-section (13) was added in accordance therewith, and the Article carried as amended.

Article III carried on motion of Hon. Mr. Garrioch seconded by Hon. Mr. Lascerte.

On motion of Hon. Mr. Poitras, seconded by Hon. Mr. Bunn, Article IV was adopted, on taking out the word “say”, in the tenth line.

Article V carried on motion of Hon. Mr. De Lorme seconded by Hon. Mr. Lascerte.

At half-past one P.M. on motion of Hon. Mr. Bannatyne, seconded by Hon. Mr. Bunn, the House adjourned till Monday following at one P.M.

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Next page: Session 2, Day 6: 2 May


[1] Bunn, Sessional Journal, 25–27; Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia. Second Session,” New Nation (13 May 1870), 1.

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Published 7 July 2011

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