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The following Bill was introduced and read the First time :-“Bill, (Number 232), intituled :—"An Act to continue the Act passed in the 35th year of Her Majesty's Reign, Chaptered 30, respecting the Regulations of the Council of Public Instruction." -The Honourable Attorney-General Mowat.
Ordered, That the Bill be read the Second time, forthwith.
The Sixth Resolution, respecting Works at the Normal School at Ottawa, having been again read,
Mr. H. S. McDonald moved, seconded by Mr. J. C. Rykert, That, in the opinion of this House, there has not been afforded any sufficient proof that any additional Normal School is necessary, and it is highly inexpedient that this Province should be unnecessarily burdened with an expenditure of Ninety-six thousand dollars for the purchase of Land, and the erection of buildings for said School, particularly in view of the fact that our expenditure is increasing at a rate which is perfectly enormous, and that the sum of Ninety-six thousand dollars be struck out.
Ordered, That the Debate be adjourned.
The Order of the Day for resuming the Debate, relative to the Sixth Resolution reported from the Committee of Supply having been read,
Mr. T. R. Ferguson then moved in amendment, seconded by Mr. H. 8. McDonald, That all after the word "That," be struck out, and the following words substituted therefor, “this House considers that there is no necessity proved for the establishment of an additional Normal School; and that if such a necessity did exist, Ottawa is not the proper location for such Normal School.”
The Amendment, having been put, was lost on the following division:-14 Yeas and 45 Nays.
The Honourable M. C. Cameron then moved in amendment, seconded by the Honourable J. S. Macdonald, That all the words after "That" be struck out, and the following words substituted therefor, "in the opinion of this House, it is fitting that all proper facilities should be provided at the expense of the Country for the training of Teachers for our Public and High Schools, but the existing Normal School accommodation is sufficient to meet the present requirements of the Province, in this respect, and it will be more in the public interest that new Buildings, at an expense of Nine thousand six hundred dollars, should not be erected, but that the Government should take into consideration the feasibility of meeting the travelling expenses of Students attending the Normal School at Toronto, and that the sum of Ninety-six thousand dollars for a Sito and Buildings at Ottawa for a Normal School be reduced to the sum of Ten thousand dollars.
The Amendment, having been put, was lost on the following division:-16 Yeas and 39 Nays. The Sixth Resolution was then agreed to, on the following division : 29 Yeas and 21 Nays.
March 29th, 1873. His Excellency William Pearce Howland, C.B., LieutenantGovernor of the Province of Ontario, being seated on the Throne, the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery read the Titles of the several Bills to be assented to as follow :-
An Act amalgamating the Nazrey Institute with the Wilberforce Educational Institute, and amending an "Act to incorporate the Wilberforce Educational Institute.”
An Act respecting Institutions for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind in the Province of Ontario.
An Act to incorporate the Dundas Wesleyan Institute.
An Act to continue the Act passed in the Twenty-fifth year of Her Majesty's Reign, chaptered Thirty, respecting the Regulations of the Council of Public Instruction.
EDUCATIONAL ACTS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ONTARIO
36TH VICTORIA, CHAPTER XXVIII.
AN ACT TO CONTINUE THE ACT PASSED IN THE THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR OF HER MAJESTY'S
REIGN, CHAPTERED THIRTY, RESPECTING THE REGULATIONS OF THE COUNCIL OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
Received the Royal Assent on the 29th of March, 1873.
Whereas it is expedient to continue the Act hereinafter mentioned; Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legis
lative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:35 Victoria. 1. The Act passed in the Thirty-fifth year of Her Majesty's Reign, chapter 30 continued until Chaptered Thirty, and intituled :—“An Act to make Temporary Provision end of next
as to the Regulations of the Council of Public Instruction,” shall be and session.
is hereby continued until the end of the next Session of the Legislative Assembly, and no longer.
36TH VICTORIA, CHAPTER XXIX.
AN ACT RESPECTING THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO.
Received the Royal Assent on the 29th of March, 1873
Whereas it is expedient to amend the Act passed in the Sixteenth year of the Reign of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, Chaptered Eighty-nine, relating to the University of Toronto, in order to promote the usefulness of the said University; Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts
as follows: Corporation of 1. The Corporation of the University of Toronto, shall hereafter conUniversity, how composed, sist of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Members of the Senate and
of the Convocation for the time being. Senate, how 2. The Senate shall consist of the Chancellor and twenty-four other composed.
Members, exclusive of ex-officio Members, of whom fifteen shall be elected by Convocation in manner hereinafter provided, and nine appointed by tho
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province, under his hand and seal at arms. Ex-officio
3. The persons filling the following Offices for the time being, videlicet:members 8f Senate.
The President of University College, the Chief Superintendent of Education for this Province, a Representative appointed by the Law Society of Ontario, the Principal of Upper Canada College, a Representative for the time being appointed by each College or School in this Province affiliated, or hereafter to be affiliated with the said University; a Representative for the time being elected by the High School Masters of Ontario, as hereinafter provided; and all former Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of the said University, shall respectively be ex-officio Members of the Senate; and two Members of the Council of University College shall also biennially in rotation become Members of the Senate, and such rotation shall proceed by seniority until each Member of the Council has in turn become a
Member of the Senate, and so successively, and in case the Member of the Council in rotation at any time is otherwise of the Senate, then the office shall fall to the next Member of the Council; and the Registrar of the said College shall, from time to time, certify to the Registrar of the University, the Members of said Council who, under this provision, become Members of the Senate.
4. The Chancellor of the said University shall be elected by the Mem- Election of bers of Convocation in the manner hereinafter inentioned; Provided always, that the present Chancellor shall continue in office for the first term of three years after this Act shal come into effect.
5. The office of Chancellor of the said University shall be a triennial Term of office one, that is to say, the term of office of each Chancellor shall expire on the election of his Successor, in the year next but two after that in which he shall have been elected; and the day on which the Chancellor, (except the first Chancellor nominated in this Act), shall be elected, shall be appointed by Statute of the Senate; and the Members of the Convocation entitled to vote, shall on that day, of which notice shall be given in such a manner as shall be directed by Statute of the Senate, elect a fit and proper person to be Chancellor, and thereupon the term of office of the then Chancollor shall expire, and so from time to time triennially; or, in the case of the death, resignation, or other vacancy in the office of any such Chan- Vacancy in the
office of Chancellor before the expiration of his term of office, then, at a special election cellor, how
filled. to be holden for that purpose, of which election notice shall be given in such manner as shall be provided by a Statute of the Senate, the Members of Convocation entitled to vote shall elect a Chancellor for the remainder of the term in which such death, resignation, or other avoidance, shall happen. 6. The election of the first fifteen elective Members of the Senate under of members of
First election this Act, shall be held in Toronto, on the Eighth day of May, One thousand the Senate. eight hundred and seventy-three. Immediately upon such election being held, the Persons at present Members of the Senate shall cease to be such Members, except such of them as may be elected, or appointed, or CZ-officio Members of the Senate under this Act; and the present Vice Chancellor shall continue in office for the residue of the term for which he has been elected.
7. The following Graduates of the University for the time being shall Convocation constitute the Convocation of the University, that is to say, all Doctors sity. and Bachelors of Law, all Doctors and Bachelors of Medicine, all Masters of Surgery, all Masters of Arts, all Bachelors of Arts of three years standing, all Doctors of Science, and all Bachelors of Science of three years standing, and also all Graduates holding such other Degrees to be hereafter conferred by the University, as shall be recognized as qualifications for admission to Convocation in the manner hereinafter provided. 8. A Register of the Graduates constituting, for the time being, the Register of
graduates. Convocation of the said University shall be kept by the Registrar of the University; and such Register shall be conclusive evidence that any Person whose name shall appear thereon at the time of his claiming to vote as a Member of Convocation is so entitled to vote, and that any person whose name shall not so appear is not so entitled to vote. 9. The Registrar of the University shall, at least one month previous Election
register. to the time of any election under this Act, make out an alphabetical list, or Register, to be called “The Election Register," of the names and known addresses of the Members of Convocation, being Graduates of he University, as aforesaid, who are entitled to vote at such succeeding election; and shall put up a copy of said Register at the Entrance Hall annually after
of the Univer
Convocation; and such Register may be examined by any Member of the
no Person whose name is not inserted in the said list shall be entitled to Proviso. vote at such election; Provided always, that in case any Member of ConErrors.
vocation complains to the said Registrar in writing of the improper omission, or insertion, of any name in the said list, it shall be the duty of the said Registrar forthwith to examine into the said complaint, and rectify such error, if any there be; and it further shall be the duty of the Registrar to make out such list annually after Commencement, when Degrees are conferred, and to put up copies thereof in the Entrance Hall of the Uni
versity. How votes are 10. The votes at any election by Convocation shall be given for the to be given.
Chancellor, and for the Members of the Senate respectively by closed Voting Papers, in the form in Schedule “A” of this Act, or to the like effect, being delivered to the Registrar of the University at such time and place, prior to the closing of such election, as may be prescribed by a Statute of the Senate, and any Voting Papers received by the said Registrar by post during the time of such election, or during the preceding week,
shall be deemed as delivered to him for the purpose of such election. List of voters
11. It shall be the duty of the Registrar to send to each Graduate of to be sent to graduates. the University, whose name is on the Register, or list of Persons entitled
to vote, where his residence is known to the Registrar, one copy of the form of Voting Paper in Schedule “A” of this Act applicable to the election, or elections, then next to be held; and such form shall be sent in such manner and at such time before the holding of such election as shall be
directed by a Statute of the Senate. List of mem 12. It shall be the duty of the said Registrar to send with the said bers of Senate to be sent with form of Voting Paper a list of those Persons then already Members of the list of voters.
Senate, and whose retirement has created the vacancies to be filled at
the then ensuing election. Opening
13. The said Voting Papers shall, upon the appointed day of election, voting papers.
and at an hour to be stated by the Statute, be opened by the Registrar of the University in the presence of the Scrutineers to be appointed, as here inafter mentioned, who shall scrutinize and count the votes, and keep a
record thereof in a proper Book to be provided by the Senate. Election of Chancellor.
14. The Person who shall have the highest number of votes at any election for Chancellor by Voting Papers in the form of Schedule "A" shall be Chancellor of the University for the term of offce then next ensuing, or for the unexpired portion of the then current term, as the
case may be. Election of
15. The fifteen Persons who shall have the highest number of votes for members of Senate.
Members of the Senate by Voting Papers in the form of Schedule "A"
shall be the fifteen elective Members of the Senate of the said University. Who may be present at
16. Any Person entitled to vote at such election shall be entitled to be opening of present at the opening of the said Voting Papers. papers. Equality of 17. In case of any equality of votes between two, or more, Persons, votes.
which leaves the election of the Chancellor, or of one, or more, Members of the Senate undecided, then the said Scrutineers shall forthwith put into a Ballot-box a number of papers with the names of the Candidates respectively having such equality of votes written thereon, one for each such Candidate, and the Registrar of the University shall draw by chance from such Ballot-box, in the presence of the said Scrutineers, one of such papers in the election of Chancellor, and one, or more, of such papers in the case of the election of Members of the Senate, sufficient to make up the required
number, and the Persons whose names are upon such papers so drawn shall
Declaration of the Vice Chancellor, or other Person acting as, and for, him, shall forthwith elections. declare the result of the election of the Senate of the University; and shall, as soon as conveniently may be, report the same in writing, signed by himself and by the Scrutineers, to the Senate and to the Secretary of the Province. 19. The Senate of the University, or in default, the Chancellor shall, Appointment
of scrutineers. at least two weeks previous to such election, appoint two persons who, with the Vice Chancellor, shall act as Scrutineers at the next ensuing election ; and the said Senate, or in default, the Chancellor, shall also, at the same time, appoint a Member of the Senate, who shall act for and as the Vice Chancellor should he be absent from such election. 20. In the event of any elector placing more than one name on his Informal
voting papers. Voting Paper for Chancellor, or more than the required number on his Voting Paper for Members of the Senate, the first name only shall be taken for the Chancellor, and the first names only, not exceeding the required number, shall be taken for the Members of the Senate. 21. The Registrar of the University shall, at least one month before Election of
representatives the Eighth day of May in each year, obtain from the Education Office the of High
Schools. names of the Head Master of each of the High Schools, and shall make a list of such names, and shall, thereupon, send a copy of such list to each of the said High School Masters, and request them to elegt from amongst the names on such list a Representative to the Senate of the University, who shall hold office for the term of two years, the first term beginning on the Eighth day of May, One thousand eight hundred and seventy-three; and all the provisions of this Act with respect to the election of a Chancellor, or Member of the Senate, and as to filling vacancies and otherwise, shall be applicable to such Representative.
22. At the first Meeting of the Senate, next after the first election of Tenure of Members thereto, as provided in this Act, the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, bers of Senate or other presiding Officer, shall put into a Ballot-box fifteen papers with elcction. the names of the fifteen Persons elected as Members of the Senate, one name upon each paper; and the Registrar, or other Officer to be appointed to act for him in absence, shall draw by chance from such Ballot-box, and in the presence of the Senate, fifteen papers in succession, and the Persons whose names are upon the first three papers so drawn, shall serve as Members of the Senate for five years from the date of the election, and the persons whose names sball, in like manner, be drawn by the second series of three shall serve for four years, by the third series for three years, by the fourth series for two years, and the three remaining shall serve for one year from the date of the said election. 23. After the first election of Members of the Senate, as directed by Vacancies,
how filled this Act. the vacancies in the Senate, by expiry of term of service, shall be three in each year; the rotation of retirement being first determined by ballot, as hereinbefore provided; and on such day in each year thereafter, as shall be appointed by a Statute of Senate, three persons shall be elected by Convocation in manner aforesaid, to fill the vacancies thus arising, and to be Members of the Senate for the five years then next ensuing such election.
24. The Convocation of the University shall have the powers following, Powers of that is to say, the power of electing the Chancellor and fifteen Members of Convocation. the Senate in manner hereinbefore provided; the power of discussing any