[Bill] An Act to reduce the Salaries attached to certain Judicial Offices, in the case therein mentioned, and to fix the Salaries of the Speaker of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly, 1851

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No. 313


4th Session, 3rd Parliament, 14 & 15 Vict., 1851.


BILL.

An Act to reduce the Salaries attached
to certain Judicial Offices, in the
cases therein mentioned, and to fix
the Salaries of the Speakers of the
Legislative Council, and of the Legislative
Assembly.


Received and read a first time, Thursday, 22d
August, 1851.

Second reading, Monday, 25th August, 1851.


Hon. Mr. HINCKS.

TORONTO: PRINTED BY LOVELL AND GIBSON.


BILL.

An Act to reduce the Salaries attached to certain
Judicial Offices, in the cases therein mentioned,
and to fix the Salaries of the Speakers of the
Legislative Council and of the Legislative
Assembly.

WHEREAS it is expedient to reduce the Salaries attached to certain Judicial Offices, in cases where the persons holding the same shall have been appointed thereto after the period hereinafter mentioned; Be it therefore enacted, &c.,

That for and notwithstanding any thing to the contrary in the Act passed in the twelfth year of Her Majesty’s Reign, and intituled, “An Act to make further provision for the administration of Justice by the establishment of an additional Superior Court of Common Law, and also a Court of Error and Appeal, in Upper Canada, and for other purposes,” or in the Act passed in the said Session, and intituled, “An Act for the more effectual administration of Justice in the Court of Chancery of the late Province of Upper Canada,” or in the Act passed in the said Session, and intituled, “An Act to establish a Court having jurisdiction in Appeals and Criminal matters, for Lower Canada,” or in the Act passed in the said Session, and intituled, “An Act to amend the Laws relative to the Courts of original Civil jurisdiction in Lower Canada,” or in other Act or law, the Salary to be attached to any of the judicial offices mentioned in the Schedule to this Act, shall not exceed the rate set opposite to such office in the said Schedule, in any case where the person holding such office shall have been or shall be appointed thereto after the close of the now last session of the Provincial Parliament, on the 10th day of August, 1850, or after the passing of this Act, and the annuity to be granted under either of the two first mentioned of the Provincial Acts above cited shall be proportionately reduced.

II. And whereas it is expedient that the salaries of the Speaker of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of this Province should be fixed by law; Be it therefore enacted, that from and after the end of the present Parliament, the salary of each of the said Speakers shall be five hundred pounds currency per annum, and a proportionate part of the said sum for any shorter period.

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SCHEDULE

REFERRED TO IN THE FIRST SECTION OF THIS ACT.

LOWER CANADA.

Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, at the rate of £900 currency per annum.

Chief Justice of the Superior Court, at the rate of £900 currency per annum.

Puisné Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench, at the rate of £800 currency per annum.

Puisné Judge of the Superior Court, resident at Quebec or Montreal, at the rate of £800 currency per annum.

UPPER CANADA.

Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, at the rate of £900 currency per annum.

Puisné Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, at the rate of £800 per annum.

Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, at the rate of £900 per annum.

Puisné Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, at the rate of £800 currency per annum.

Chancellor of Upper Canada, at the rate of £900 currency per annum.

Vice-Chancellor, at the rate of £800 currency per annum.

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