1	               October 1993
     3	            Temporary Government for the Canadian North-West
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     7	                 The North-West Territories Act
     9	                    32-33 Victoria, Chapter 3
    11	<+An Act for the temporary Government of Rupert's Land and the
    12	North-Western Territory when united with Canada+>
    14	                              [Assented to 22nd June, 1869.]
    16	     Whereas it is probable that Her Majesty the Queen may,
    17	pursuant to "The British North America Act, 1867", be pleased to
    18	admit Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory into the
    19	Union or Dominion of Canada, before the next Session of the
    20	Canadian Parliament: And whereas it is expedient to prepare for
    21	the transfer of the said Territories from the Local Authorities
    22	to the Government of Canada, at the time appointed by the Queen
    23	for such admission, and to make some temporary provision for the
    24	Civil Government of such Territories until more permanent
    25	arrangements can be made by the Government and Legislature of
    26	Canada:  Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and
    27	consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as
    28	follows:-
    30	     1. The said Territories when admitted as aforesaid, shall be
    31	styled and known as "The North-West Territories."
    33	     2. It shall be lawful for the Governor, by any Order or
    34	Orders, to be by him from time to time made, with the advice of
    35	the Privy Council (and subject to such conditions and
    36	restrictions as to him shall seem meet), to authorize and empower
    37	such Officer as he may from time to time appoint as Lieutenant-
    38	Governor of the North-West Territories, to make provision for the
    39	administration of Justice therein, and generally to make, ordain,
    40	and establish all such Laws, Institutions and Ordinances as may
    41	be necessary for the Peace, Order and good Government of Her
    42	Majesty's subjects and others therein; provided that all such
    43	Orders in Council, and all Laws and Ordinances, so to be make as
    44	aforesaid, shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament as soon
    45	as conveniently may be after the making and enactment thereof
    46	respectively.
    48	     3. The Lieutenant-Governor shall administer the Government
    49	under instructions from time to time given him by Order in
    50	Council.
    52	     4. The Governor may, with the advice of the Privy Council,
    53	constitute and appoint, by Warrant under his Sign Manual, a
    54	Council of not exceeding fifteen nor less than seven persons, to
    55	aid the Lieutenant-Governor in the administration of affairs,
    56	with such powers as may be from time to time conferred upon them
    57	by Order in Council.
    59	     5. All the Laws in force in Rupert's land and the North-
    60	Western Territory, at the time of their admission into the Union,
    61	shall, so far as they are consistent with "The British North
    62	America Act, 1867", -- with the terms and conditions of such
    63	admission approved of by the Queen under the 146th section
    64	thereof, -- and with this Act, -- remain in force until altered
    65	by the Parliament of Canada, or by the Lieutenant-Governor under
    66	the authority of this Act.
    68	     6. All Public Officers and Functionaries holding office in
    69	Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory, at the time of
    70	their admission into the Union, excepting the Public Officer or
    71	Functionary at the head of the administration of affairs, shall
    72	continue to be Public Officers and Functionaries of the North-
    73	West Territories with the same duties and powers as before, until
    74	otherwise ordered by the Lieutenant-Governor, under the authority
    75	of this Act.
    77	     7. This act shall continue in force until the end of the
    78	next Session of Parliament.
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