EXTRACT FROM REVISED STATUTES OF QUEBEC, 1888.
DIVISION OF THE PROVINCE FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.
60. For the purposes of the Legislature, the Province of Quebec is divided :
1. Into sixty-eight electoral districts which form, for the purposes of the representation of the people in the Legislative Assembly, the sixty-five electoral districts constituted by the British North America Act, 1867—B.N.A. Act, 1867, ss. 40 and 80 and second schedule ; C.S.L.C., c. 75, s. 1 ; 49-50 V., c. 96, s. 1, § 1.
2. Into twenty-four divisions for the Legislative Council—B.N.A. Act, 1867, ss. 22 and 72 : C.S.C., c. 1, s. 1, and schedule ; 49-50 V., c. 96, s. 1, § 2.
61. The Province is also divided :
1. Into twenty districts, for the purposes of the administration of justice—*C.S.L.C., c. 76, s. 5 and schedule ; 49-50 V., c. 96, s. 2, § 1.
2. Into sixty-nine divisions for registration purposes—†C.S.L.C., c. 37, ss. 83, 96 and 97 ; 49-Z0 V., c. 96, s. 2, § 2.
3. Into sixty-seven county municipalities, and into city and town municipalities constituted by special act, for municipal purposes—M.C., 1, 2, 24 and 1081 ; 49-50 V., c. 96, s. § 3.
* See Act 43-44 V., c. 7 and article 71 of the Revised Statutes at page 53 of this volume.
† See Act 49-50 V., c. 24 and note to page 55 of this volume.
62. County municipalities are subdivided, in conformity with the Municipal Code, into rural, village and town municipalities—M.C. 2; 49—50 V., c. 96, s. 3.
63. Excepting for the cities and towns, and saving the modifications mentioned in their proper place, the division into electoral districts serves as a basis for the other divisions—C.S.L.C., c. 37, s. 96 ; C.S.L.C., c. 75, s. 1 ; M.C., 24 ; 49-50 V., c. 96, s. 4.
61. The sixty-eight electoral districts are named, described and bounded or composed as follows
TABLE OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS.
||Names of Electoral Districts.
The county of Saguenay is bounded on the South and South-East by the Gulf and River St. Lawrence, on the South by the parallel of the forty-eighth degree of North latitude as far as the county of Chicoutimi, on the North-West and West by the county of Chicoutimi, and on the North and North-East by the limits of the Province, including the islands and islets of Mingan, the island of Anticosti, and the nearest islands situated wholly or in part opposite to such county.
The county, so bounded, comprises the townships of Saguenay, Sagard, Dumas, Tadousac, Albert, Bergeronnes, Escoumains and Iberville, the seigniory of Mille Vaches or Portneuf, the townships of Laval, De La Tour, Betsiamites, Manicouagan, Laflèche, De Monts, Le Neuf, Arnaud, Letellier and Moisie, the parish of St. Pierre de la Pointe aux Esquimaux, and all other territory comprised within these limits—C.S.L.C., c. 75, s. 1, § 33 ; 26 V., c. 8 ; 36 V., c. 30 ; 49-50 V., c. 95, s.
65. These elcctorial districts include all places within their respective limits, although not expressly enumerated in the list of places comprised—C.S.L.C., c. 75, s. 2 ; 49-50 V., c. 96, s. 6.
66. That portion of a river of which the two banks are within one electoral district is comprised therein—C.S.L.C., c. 75, s. 3, § 1 ; 49-50 V., c. 96, s. 7.
67. The limits of every electoral district bounded by a river extend Boundary of district to the middle of such river—C.S.L.C., c. 75, s. 3, § 2 ; M.C., 19, § 1 ; 49-50 V., e. 96, s. 8.
68. The nearness of an island or islet to an electoral district is measured by the relative distance between either side of the island or islet and the shore of the opposite electoral district—49-50 V., c. 96, s. 9.