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The Boundaries Extension Act

R.S.M. 1990, c. 233

The Boundaries Extension Act

WHEREAS the preamble to this Act when it was originally enacted provided as follows:

WHEREAS by chapter 28 of the Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, passed in the session held in the thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth years of Her late Majesty's reign, intituled An Act respecting the establishment of Provinces in the Dominion of Canada, (34 and 35 Victoria c. 28 Imp.), it is enacted that "The Parliament of Canada may from time to time, with the consent of the Legislature of any Province of the said Dominion, increase, diminish or otherwise alter the limits of such Province, upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed to by the said Legislature, and may, with the like consent, make provision respecting the effect and operation of any such increase or diminution or alteration of territory in relation to any Province affected thereby"; and whereas it is expedient and desirable that the boundaries of the Province of Manitoba should be extended and its territory increase, in the manner and to the extent and on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth;

AND WHEREAS it is considered advisable to continue this Act in the body of Manitoba's laws in its original form without revision;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused this Act to be prepared in English and French for re-enactment in accordance with a judgment dated June 13, 1985 and an order dated November 4, 1985 of the Supreme Court of Canada;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Extension of boundaries accepted

1           The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba hereby consents that the limits of the province be increased so that the boundaries of this province shall be as follows:  Commencing where the sixtieth parallel of north latitude intersects the western shore of Hudson Bay; thence westerly along the said parallel of latitude to the north-east corner of the Province of Saskatchewan; thence southerly along the easterly boundary of the Province of Saskatchewan to the international boundary dividing Canada from the United States; thence easterly along the said international boundary to the point where the said international boundary turns due north; thence north along the said international boundary to the most northerly point thereof, at or near the north-west angle of the Lake of the Woods; thence continuing due north along the westerly boundary of the Province of Ontario, by virtue of The Canada (Ontario Boundary) Act, 1889, chapter 28 of the statutes of 1889 of the United Kingdom (the said westerly boundary being the easterly boundary of the Province of Manitoba), to the most northerly point of the said boundary common to the two provinces under the said Act; thence continuing due north along the same meridian to the intersection thereof with the centre of the road allowance on the twelfth base line of the system of Dominion land surveys; thence north-easterly in a right line to the most eastern point of Island Lake, as fixed on the ground in the year 1930 by the erection of concrete monument number 295 of the Ontario-Manitoba Boundary Survey and situated in about north latitude 53° 44' 19".42 and in about west longitude 93° 39' 14".91; thence north-easterly in a right line to a point twenty-one and four-tenths feet due west astronomic from the point where the eighty-ninth meridian of west longitude intersects the southern shore of Hudson Bay, as the latter point was fixed by the Geodetic Survey of Canada in the year 1929; thence westerly and northerly, following the shores of the said bay to the place of commencement; and all the land embraced by the said description, not now within the Province of Manitoba, shall, from and after the commencement of this Act, be added thereto, and the whole shall, from and after the said commencement, form and be the Province of Manitoba.

NOTE:  This Act replaces An Act to provide for the Further Extension of the Boundaries of the Province of Manitoba, being chapter 20, Revised Statutes of Manitoba, 1954, which came into force on April 1, 1955.