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any year there are not profits available for the payment of the full
so stated in the memorandum of association or in the said by-law, such
to make good the deficiency or deficiencies of any former year
deficiency or deficiencies shall be fully made good.
5. In case the memorandum of association authorizes the creation
stock shall have the right to select a stated proportion of the Board
preference stock may make the same provisions.
holders present in person or by proxy at a general meeting of the
sanctioned in writing by the shareholders of the Company.
law, shall be shareholders within the meaning of this Act, and shall in
all respects possess the rights and be subject to the liabilities of share-
holders within the meaning of this Act: Provided, however, that in
Saving rights of cred. 8. Nothing in this Act shall affect or impair the rights of creditors of
acquire and hold lands in British Columbia by gift, purchase or as
and may sell, lease, mortgage or otherwise alienate the same.
11. This Act may be cited as the “Companies Act Amendment Act,
VICTORIA, B.C. :
[20th April, 1891.] UER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the LegisII lative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1. Section 67 of the “ Constitution Act” is hereby amended by Amends sec. 67. substituting the word “six” in place of the word “four” in the third line of the said section.
2. Schedule “A” of the “Constitution Amendment Act, 1890,” is Amends description
of certain Electoral hereby amended in the sixth and seventh pages of the said Schedule Districts. by striking out the description of the Victoria City Electoral District and the Victoria Electoral District and the Esquimalt Electoral District therein contained, and by substituting for that part of the said Schedule so stricken out, the following :
“ Victoria City Electoral District. “That tract of land comprised within the Municipal limits of the “Victoria City ElecCity of Victoria, including all that piece or parcel of land described to and defined in the Letters Patent bearing date the ninth day of May, 1873, extending the limits of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, and including all that piece or parcel of land described and defined in the Letters Patent bearing date the eight day of January, A. D. 1891, further extending the limits of the Corporation of the said City of Victoria, shall constitute one Electoral District, to be designated “Victoria Electoral District,” and return four members.
“Victoria Electoral District. “Those tracts of land, other than and except Victoria City Electoral “Victoria Electoral District, herein before mentioned, comprised within the Victoria, Lake, Dis North Saanich and South Saanich Districts, as defined on the official maps of those districts, now deposited in the Land Office, Victoria, and
“Esquimalt Elec toral District."
which maps are designated, respectively: Victoria District Official
“ Esquimalt Electoral District.
3. This Act may be cited as the “ Constitution Amendment Act, 1891."
VICTORIA, B. C.:
An Act for expediting the decision of Constitutional and other Provincial Questions.
[20th April, 1891.] HF ER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legis
lative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows: 1. The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may refer to the Supreme Reference to Court
authorized Court of British Columbia, or to a Divisional Court thereof, or to the Full Court, for hearing and consideration, any matter which he thinks fit to refer, and the Court shall thereupon hear and consider the same.
2. The Court is to certify to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council Court to certify its opinion on the question referred, with the reasons therefor, which opinion. are to be given in like manner as in the case of a judgment in an ordinary action; and any Judge who differs from the opinion of the majority may, in like manner, certify his opinion, with his reasons therefor, to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
3. In case the matter relates to the constitutional validity of any Notice to Attorney. Act which has heretofore been, or shall hereafter be, passed by the General of Canada. Legislature of this Province, or of some provision in any such Act, the Attorney-General of Canada shall be notified of the hearing, in order to be heard if he sees fit. 4. The Court shall have power to direct that any person interested, Notice to persons
interested. or where there is a class of persons interested, any one or more persons as representatives of such class, shall be notified of the hearing, and such persons shall be entitled to be heard.
5. The opinion of the Court shall be deemed a judgment of the Appeal. Court, and an appeal shall lie therefrom as in the case of a judgment in an action.
Publication in Ga- 6. The reasons given by the Court, or the members thereof, for any
judgment under this Act shall, as soon as practicable thereafter, be
published in the “ British Columbia Gazette." Short title.
7. This Act may be cited as the “Supreme Court Reference Act, 1891."
VICTORIA, B. C. :