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CHAPTER 6.

An Ordinance Respecting the Department of the

Attorney General.

HE Lieutenant Governor by and with the advice and con

sent of the Legislative Assembly of the Territories enacts as follows:

THE

SHORT TITLE.

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Short title

1. This Ordinance may be cited as The Attorney Generals Ordinance." No. 14 of 1897, s. 1.

ORGANISATION AND FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENT.

Organisation

2. There shall be a department of the civil service of the Territories to be called the department of the Attorney General over which the inember of the Executive Council appointed by the Lieutenant Governor under the seal of the Territories to (lischarge the functions of the Attorney General for the time being shall preside ; and the said Attorney General shall ex officio be Her Majesty's Attorney General in and for the Territories. No. 14 of 1897, s. 2.

Duties

3. The duties of the Attorney General shall be as follows:
(a) He shall be the official legal adviser of the Lieutenant

Governor and the legal inember of the Executive

Council : (6) He shall see that the administration of public affairs is

in accordance with law; (c) He shall have the superinte:idence of all matters con

nected with the administration of justice in the Territories within the powers or jurisdiction of the Legis

lative Assembly or Government of the Territories: (d) He shall advise upon the legislative acts and proceed

ings of the Legislative Assembly of the Territories and generally advise the Crown upon all matters of

law referred to him by the Crown ; (e) He shall be entrusted with the powers and charged

with the duties which belong to the Attorney General and Solicitor General of England by law or usage so far as the same powers and duties are applicable to the Territories; and also with the powers and duties which by the laws of Canada and of the Territories to be administered and carried into effect by the Government of the Territories belong to the office of the

Attorney General and Solicitor General ; (f) He shall advise the heads of the several department

of the Government upon all matters of law connected with such departments respectively;

(9) He shall be charged with the settlement of all instru

ments issued under the seal of the Territories ;
(h) He shall have the regulation and conduct of all litiga-

tion for or against the Crown or any public depart-
ment in respect of any subjects within the authority

or jurisdiction of the Legislative Assembly;
(i) He shall be charged generally with such duties as may

be at any time assigned by law or by the Lieutenant
Governor in Council to the Attorney General of the
Territories. No. 14 of 1897, s. 3.

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clerks

4. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint such Oficers and other officers, clerks and servants as are required for the proper conduct of the business of the department, all of whom shall hold office during pleasure. No. 14 of 1897, s. 4.

FORMER ACTS LEGALISED.

former acts

5. All acts heretofore done or appointments made in con- Validity of formity with or to the effect of any of the provisions herein are declared to have been and to be legal and valid. No. 14 of 1897, s. 5.

CHAPTER 7.

An Ordinance Respecting the Department of the

Territorial Secretary.
HE Lieutenant Governor by and with the advice and con-

en
as follows:

SHORT TITLE.

Short title

1. This Oidinance may be cited as The Territorial Secretary's Ordinance." No. 15 of 1897, s. 1.

ORGANISATION AND FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENT.

Organisation

2. There shall be a department of the public service of the Territories to be called the department of the Territorial Secretary over which the member of the Executive Council appointed by the Lieutenant Governor under the seal of the Territories to discharge the functions of the Territorial Secretary for the time being shall preside. No. 15 of 1897, s. 2.

Duties

3. The powers, duties and functions of the Territorial Secretary are as follows: (a) He has all the powers, duties and functions which are

assigned by law or custom to Provincial Secretaries and Registrars of the different Provinces of the Dominion of Canada in so far as they or any of them

may be applicable to the Territories; (b) He is the keeper of the seal of the Territories; and

shall issue all letters patent, commissions and other documents under the said seal and countersign the same with the exception of those which shall be countersigned by the clerk of the Executive Council ; and all coinmissions under the seal shall run in Her

Majesty's name; (c) He is the keeper of all registers and archives of the

Territories. No. 15 of 1897, s. 3.

To be
Registrar

4. The Territorial Secretary shall be the Registrar of the Territories; and as such shall register all instruments of summons, commissions, letters patent, writs and other instruments and documents issued under the seal of the Territories, and his signature shall be proof of the fact that such registers, archives, instruments of summons, commissions, letters patent, writs and other instruments and documents exist and are lawfully in his possession ; and any copy (signed by him) of any locument shall be equivalent to the original instrument itself in any court in the Territories; and every document or copy of a docu

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ment purporting to bear his signature shall be deemed so to do until proof of the contrary. No. 15 of 1897, s. 4.

clerks

5. The Lieutenant Governor may at any time appoint such officers and other officers, clerks and servants as are requisite for the proper conduct of the business of the department, all of whom shall hold office during pleasure. No. 15 of 1897, s. 5.

FEES.

6. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may from time to Fees time make a tariff of fees which shall be paid for the issuing and registering of commissions, letters patent, licenses and other instruments and documents and for the delivery of certified copies thereof or of certified extracts from the registers and archives in the Territorial Secretary's department as herein before mentioned ; and the said Territorial Secretary shall account to the Territorial Treasurer for all moneys received in virtue of such tariff' or of any Ordinance in force in the Territories in such manner as may be prescribed by law or by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as the case may be. No. 15 of 1897, s. 6.

CHAPTER 8.

An Ordinance Respecting the Department of Agri

culture.

THE
HE Lieutenant Governor by and with the advice and con-

sent of the Legislative Assembly of the Territories enacts as follows:

SHORT TITLE.

Short title

1. This Ordinance may be cited as “The Agriculture Department Ordinance." No. 18 of 1897, s, 1.

ORGANISATION, OFFICERS AND FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENT.

of

Organisation 2. There shall be a department of the public service of the

Territories to be called the departinent of Agriculture, over which the member of the Executive Council appointed by the

Lieutenant Governor under the seal of the Territories to disCommissioner charge the functions of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Agriculture

time being shall preside. No. 18 of 1897, s. 2. Province of 3. All that part of the administration of the government of department

the Territories which relates to agriculture, statistics and the public health (including hospitals) shall be under the control of the department. No. 18 of 1897, s. 3.

Officers and clerks

4. The Lieutenant Governor may at any time appoint such other officers, clerks or servants as may be required to carry on the business of the department all of whom shall hold office during pleasure. No. 18 of 1897, s. 4.

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Duties of department

5. It shall be the duty of the department to institute inquiries and collect facts and statistics relating to agricultural, manufacturing or other interests of the Territories; and to adopt measures for circulating and disseminating the same in such manner and form as may be found best adapted to promote the progress of the Territories; and to see to the observance and execution of the provisions contained in all Ordinances relating to agriculture, statistics and public health. No. 18 of 1897, s. 5.

Annual
Report

6. A report of the work of the department shall be prepared yearly and laid on the table of the Legislative Assembly within fifteen days after the cominencement of the next ensuing session thereof; and it shall be the duty of the department from time to time to issue such reports, circulars and other publications as the minister may deemn advisable. No. 18 of 1897, s. 6.

Persons required to furnish

7. All officers of all agricultural societies, municipal councils, villages, local improvement districts, school boards, public in

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