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The Manitoba-Saskatchewan Boundary Act, 1966

R.S.M. 1990, c. 248

The Manitoba-Saskatchewan Boundary Act, 1966

WHEREAS the preamble to this Act when it was originally enacted provided as follows:

WHEREAS The Saskatchewan Act of 1905, 4-5 Edward VII, chapter 42 and the Manitoba Boundaries Extension Act, 1912, 2 George V, chapter 32, defines the northerly portion of the boundary between the Provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan as "the Second Meridian in the system of Dominion Lands surveys";

AND WHEREAS in order to survey and demarcate that portion of the Second Meridian that constitutes the defined boundary between the Provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, a commission to undertake the same and designated the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Boundary Commission was appointed and authorized by Order Number 1958-9 of the Privy Council, dated January 2, 1958, by Order Number 1963-683 of the Privy Council, dated May 2, 1963, by Order Number 1871/60 of the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council (Saskatchewan), dated October 21, 1960 and by Order Number 1061/59 of the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council (Manitoba), dated August 4, 1959;

AND WHEREAS the said Boundary Commission, during the years 1961 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 Saskatchewan" numbered 30A, 31 to 44, 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-Saskatchewan Boundary Commission upon the maps hereinbefore referred to, be established as the boundary between this province and the Province of Saskatchewan;

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-Saskatchewan Boundary Act, 1966.

Consent to boundary

2           The Legislature of the Province of Manitoba consents that the Parliament of Canada declare the line surveyed, monumented and shown in the manner referred to in the preamble to the extent thereof, to be the boundary line between this province and the Province of Saskatchewan, whether or not the same increases, diminishes, or otherwise alters the territory of this province.

Commencement of Act

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

NOTE:  This Act replaces The Manitoba-Saskatchewan Boundary Act, 1966, assented to March 29, 1966, being chapter 6, Statutes of Manitoba, 1966.