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Presenten to the
SIXTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY
AND IN THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FOURTH PARLIAMENT
Begun and holden at Quebec on the Nineteenth of August and adjourned on the
Tenth of November, 1852, to the Fourteenth of February following:
JAMES, EARL OF ELGIN AND KINCARDINE, K. T.
Law Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,
Anno Domini, 1852.
An Act for avoiding doubts which might otherwise arise
from the Act making alterations in the Territorial Divisions of Upper Canada, having come into effect since the last General Election.
[7th October, 1852. ] HEREAS by the Act passed in the Session held in the Preamble. .
fourteenth and fifteenth years of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act to make certain alterations in the Ter- 14 & 15 Vict. ritorial Divisions of Upper Canada, which came into force c. 5, cited. on the first day of January now last, the boundaries of many of the Electoral Divisions were altered, and new Counties were created returning Members to the Legislative Assembly; and whereas Elections of Members to serve in the Legislative Assembly during the present Provincial Parliament, were held before the said Act came into force, and it is expedient to remove all doubts which might arise from the causes aforesaid as to Elections to be held in case of vacancies occurring in the said Legislative Assembly during the said Parliament: 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 which among the Member of the Legislative Assembly elected before the the present first day of January now last past, to represent the West Electoral DiRiding of the County of York, shall be held to represent the C. Members County of Peel, and to have represented the same since the elected there day last aforesaid : The Member of the Legislative Assembly prior to 1st elected before the said day, to represent the East Riding of shall be held the County of York, shall be held to represent the County of to represent. Ontario, and to have represented the same since the said day: The Member of the Legislative Assembly elected before the said day, to represent the North Riding of the County of York, and the Member of the Legislative Assembly elected before the said day to represent the South Riding of the said County, shall each be held to represent the present County of