Session 1, Day 6: 22 March

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.

Previous page: Session 1, Day 5: 21 March

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Assembly Chamber, Upper Fort Garry

Tuesday, 22 March 1870[1]

The President took the chair.

It was resolved that the consideration of the Constitutional Committee’s report be resumed.

Article 4 was then put, as follows:—

“4. That the only qualification necessary for a member of the Legislative Assembly be, that he shall have attained the age of twenty-three years — that he be a citizen of Assiniboia,— and a resident of the country for a term of at least five years.”

Hon. Mr. O’Donoghue, seconded by Hon. Mr. Scott, moved in amendment — That each representative be also required to be possessed of rateable property to the amount of fifty pounds sterling.

Hon. Mr. Bunn moved in amendment, to the amendment.— That all after the words “three years” be struck out and the following be inserted:— “That he shall have been a resident of Assiniboia for a term of at least five years — that he shall be a householder, and have rateable property to the amount of £200 sterling,— and that if an alien, he shall have first taken the oath of allegiance.”

This last amendment was put and carried, and the original resolution carried as amended.

The House then adjourned.

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Next page: Session 1, Day 7: 23 March


[1] Ibid., note that “Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia,” New Nation (8 April 1870), 1, conflates the sittings of 22 and 23 March.

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Published 6 July 2011

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