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The Manitoba-Northwest Territories Boundary Act, 1966

R.S.M. 1990, c. 242

The Manitoba-Northwest Territories Boundary Act, 1966

WHEREAS the preamble to this Act when it was originally enacted provided as follows:

WHEREAS The Manitoba Boundaries Extension Act, 2 George V, chapter 32, defines the northerly boundary of the Province of Manitoba as "the sixtieth parallel of north latitude";

AND WHEREAS the Provisional District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories, is described in Order Number 655 of the Privy Council, dated March 16, 1918, as being bounded on the south by the parallel of sixtieth degree of north latitude;

AND WHEREAS in order to survey and demarcate the boundary between Manitoba and the Northwest Territories, a commission to undertake the same and designated as the Manitoba-Northwest Territories Boundary Commission was appointed and authorized by Order Number 1955-1014 of the Privy Council, dated July 7, 1955, by Order Number 1963-684 of the Privy Council, dated May 2, 1963, by Order Number 469/40 of the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council, dated April 24, 1940, and by Order Number 1061/59 of the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council, dated August 4, 1959;

AND WHEREAS the said Boundary Commission, between 1957 and 1962, caused the survey and demarcation of the said boundary to be completed and has caused the same to be duly shown upon 15 map sheets entitled "Boundary between Manitoba and Northwest Territories" and signed by the Commissioners, which said map sheets have been printed and copies thereof deposited in the office of the Director of Surveys of this province;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that the line surveyed, monumented and shown by the Manitoba-Northwest Territories Boundary Commission upon the maps hereinbefore referred to, be established as the boundary between this province and the Northwest Territories;

AND WHEREAS by section 3 of the British North America Act, 1871, it was enacted that the Parliament of Canada may from time to time, with the consent of the Legislature of any province, increase, diminish or otherwise alter the limits of that province upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon 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 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:

Short title

1           This Act may be cited as:  The Manitoba-Northwest Territories Boundary Act, 1966.

Consent to boundary

2           The Legislature consents that the Parliament of Canada declare, the line surveyed, marked and shown in the manner referred to in the preamble to be the boundary line between this province and the Northwest Territories, whether or not the same increases, diminishes or otherwise alters the territory of the province.

Commencement of Act

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives the royal assent.

NOTE:  This Act replaces The Manitoba-Northwest Territories Boundary Act, 1966, assented to March 29, 1966, being chapter 5, Statutes of Manitoba, 1966.