Assiniboia [Manitoba], Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia Debates [on Confederation] (22 March 1870)

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Date: 1870-03-22
By: Assiniboia (Legislative Assembly)
Citation: Manitoba, Reconstituted Debates of the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia, 1870, 2010 at 20-21.
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Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia

Assembly Chamber, Upper Fort Garry

Tuesday, 22 March 1870

The President took the chair.

It was resolved that the consideration of the Constitutional Committee’s report be resumed.

Article 4 was then put, as follows:—

“4. That the only qualification necessary for a member of the Legislative Assembly be, that he shall have attained the age of twenty-three years — that he be a citizen of Assiniboia,— and a resident of the country for a term of at least five years.”

Hon. Mr. O’Donoghue, seconded by Hon. Mr. Scott, moved in amendment — That each representative be also required to be possessed of rateable property to the amount of fifty pounds sterling.

Hon. Mr. Bunn moved in amendment, to the amendment.— That all after the words “three years” be struck out and the following be inserted:— “That he shall have been a resident of Assiniboia for a term of at least five years — that he shall be a householder, and have rateable property to the amount of £200 sterling,— and that if an alien, he shall have first taken the oath of allegiance.”

This last amendment was put and carried, and the original resolution carried as amended.

The House then adjourned.

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