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CHAP. II.

An Act to revive and amend the Act incorporating

the Montreal, Ottawa and Georgian Bay Canal Company

(Assented to 5th October, 1896.) WE HEREAS the Montreal, Ottawa and Georgian Bay Preamblo.

Canal Company has by its petition prayed that its Act of incorporation may be revived and amended as hereinafter set forth, and it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition : Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:1. The Act incorporating the Montreal, Ottawa and Geor- 1894, c. 103

revived. gian Bay Canal Company, being chapter one hundred and three of the Statutes of 1894, is hereby revived and declared to be in force.

2. Section three of the said Act is hereby repealed and the Section 3 following substituted therefor:

repealed. “3. McLeod Stewart, Alex. McLean, Joseph Kavanagh, Incorpora Alexander Harvey Taylor, Francis McDougal, David Maclaren, tion. George Patrick Brophy, the Honourable Francis Clemow, William Cameron Edwards, William Hutchison, Napoleon Antoine Belcourt, of the city of Ottawa, Thomas Mackie, of Pembroke, James B. Klock, of Klock's Mills, Claude McLachlin, of Arnprior, Charles Ramsay Devlin, of Aylmer, William John Poupore, of Morrisburg, Archibald Foster and William Murray of l'embroke, and James Joseph O'Connor of Port Arthur, together with such persons as become shareholders in the Company hereby incorporated are hereby constituted a body corporate under the name of “The Montreal, Ottawa and Georgian Bay Canal Company,” hereinafter called “the Company.'

3. Section six of the said Act is hereby amended by sub- Section 6 stituting the word “seven” for the word “twenty" in the first amended. line thereof.

Section 8 amended.

4. Paragraph (a) of section eight of the said Act is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor :

** (a.) lay out, construct, maintain and operate a canal or canals from some point at or near the foot of the Chaudière Falls on the Ottawa River, by way of the Ottawa River, or, alternatively for a portion of the route lying between Chats Lake and that part of the Ottawa River known as Deep River, from a point below Portage du Fort on the Ottawa by way of Muskrat Lake and River and the Ottawa River to the head of Allumette Island and thence by way of the Ottawa River, the Mattawa River, Lake Talon, Turtle Lake, Trout Lake, Lake Nipissing and the French River to some point on the Georgian Bay or Lake Huron, the said canal or canals to be of such dimensions as to make a navigable channel of at least nine feet in depth between the above mentioned terminal points.”

Section 44 repealed.

5. Section forty-four of the said Act is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor:

“44. If the construction of the canals hereby authorized to be constructed, or some of them, is not commenced, and fifty thousand dollars are not expended thereon, on or before the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, or if the said canals are not finished and put in operation within eight years from the said first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, then the powers granted by this Act shall cease and be null and void as respects so much of the said canals and works hereby authorized as then remains uncompleted.”

Time for construction limited.

OTTAWA: Printed by SAMUEL EDWARD Dawson, Law Printer to the Queen's

most Excellent Majesty.

CHAP. 12.

An Act to revive and amend the Acts respecting the

St. Clair and Erie Ship Canal Company.

(Assented lo 5th October, 1896.) HEREAS the St. Clair and Erie Ship Canal Company Preamble.

have, by their petition, prayed that the Acts respecting the Company be revived and amended as hereinafter set forth, and it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition : Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

1. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Act to incor- 1894, c. 104. porate the St. Clair and Erie Ship Canal Company, being chapter one hundred and four of the Statutes of 1894, and the Act to amend the Act to incorporate the St. Clair and Erie 1895, c. 75. Ship Canal Company, being chapter seventy-five of the Statutes of 1895, are hereby revived and declared to be in force, and the time limited for the bona fide commencement Time extendof the construction of the canal thereby authorized is hereby ed. extended for two years, and the time for the completion of the said canal shall be five years from the passing of this Act; and if the construction of the said canal is not commenced and completed within the times herein specified, then the powers granted by the said Acts and this Act, authorizing the construction of the said work, shall cease and be null and void as respects so much of the said canal as then remains uncompleted.

tion.

2. Section three of the said Act of 1894 is hereby repealed, 1894, c. 104, and the following substituted therefor :

s. 3 repealed. “3. William C. Baxter, of the city of Minneapolis, in the Incorporastate of Minnesota ; D. Farrand Henry, of the city of Detroit, in the state of Michigan; Hervey A. Olney, of Saltash, Cornwall, England; Reginald Boultbee, of the city of Toronto; David Tisdale, of the town of Simcoe, in the province of Ontario, and C. A. Youmans, of the town of Neillsville, in the state of Wisconsin, together with such persons

as become shareholders in the Company hereby incorporated, are hereby constituted a body corporate, under the name of “The St. Clair and Erie Ship Canal Company,” hereinafter called “the Company.'”

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OTTAWA: Printed by SamueL EDWARD DAWson, Law Printer to the Queen's

most Excellent Majesty.

CHAP. 13.

An Act to incorporate the Mather Bridge and Power

Company.

(Assented to 5th October, 1896.) HEREAS a petition has been presented praying for the Preamble.

incorporation of a company to construct and operate a bridge for railway and other purposes across the Niagara River as hereinafter set forth, and it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition : Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows :1. The Honourable Richard Harcourt of the town of Wel. Incorpora

tion. land in the county of Welland, Thomas Dalziel Cowper of the same place, Alonzo C. Mather of the city of Chicago in the state of Illinois, one of the United States, Samuel Lount of the town of Barrie in the county of Simcoe, John Flett of the city of Toronto in the county of York, and George Hope Bertram of the same place, together with such persons as become shareholders in the company hereby incorporated, are hereby constituted a body corporate under the name of “The Mather Bridge and Power Company,” herein- Corporate after called the " Company."

name.

2. The Railway Act and the Acts amending it, in so far as 1888, c. 29. applicable, shall apply to the Company and its undertaking. 3. The Company may lay out, construct, complete and Power to build

a bridge. maintain, work, manage and use a bridge across the Niagara River for railway and other purposes, and for the passage of pedestrians and vehicles, cars or carriages propelled or drawn by electrical or any other power, with all necessary approaches from some convenient point in Canada in or near the village of Fort Erie, in the county of Welland, to a point in the city of Buffalo, in the state of New York, one of the United States, so as not to interfere with navigation ; and may connect the said bridge with any railway or street railways in the said state, and may also, for the purposes of developing and controlling Utilize river

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