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PAGE. 182. An Act to amend Chapter 160, Acts of
1902, entitled "An Act to incorporate the
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685 185. An Act to incorporate the Westville Curling Club..
690 186. An Act to incorporate the Yarmouth and
Digby Electric Company, Limited. ...... 692 187. An Act to amend the Act to incorporate the Yarmouth Hospital Society.
708 188. An Act to incorporate the Yarmouth and
Eastern Railway Company, Limited ..... 709 189. An Act to amend Chapter 138, Acts of 1897
entitled “ An Act to incorporate the Young Woman's Christian Association of Halifax. 731 At the General Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia,
begun and holden at Halifax, on Thursday, the eighteenth day of February, A. D. 1909, in the ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, EDWARD THE SEVENTH, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, being the Third Session of the Thirty-Fourth General Assembly convened in the Province.
In the time of His Honour the HONOURABLE DUNCAN CAMERON FRASER, Lieutenant-Governor; The Honourable Monson H. Goudge, President of the Legislative Council; Edward M. Farrell, Speaker of the House of Assembly; George H. Murray, Provincial Secretary; and William A. Dickson, Clerk of the House of Assembly.
An Act to Establish a Board of Public Utility Com
(Passed the 23rd day of April, A. D. 1909.)
point a Board Chairman and
by the Public Utilities.
adequate service and facili
nually make a return to the
Schedules of rates, etc.
rates after filing except upon
notice to Board.
for services than prescribed
in Schedules in force.
mode of procedure, and
guilty of unjust discrimina-
corporation violating pro
visions of this section. 14. Right of Public Utility where
not paid for service. 15. Notice, how given of applica
tion for change in charges. 16. Board may take evidence
under oath and issue sub
ponas. 17. Board may direct a Derson
to make enquiry. 18. Board may make rules and
regulations. 19. Public Utility to have right
of appeal to Governor-in
Council. 20. Penalty for disobeying orders
of Board or Governor-in
Council. 21. Act not to affect Charter of
Public Utility. 22. Chapter 26, Acts of 1903-04,
and Chapter 4, Acts 1997, repealed.
Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:
Interpretation. 1. In this Act, unless the context otherwise re
(a) "Board" means the Board of Commissioners
of Public Utilities established by this Act;
(b) “Public Utility” means and includes every
corporation, company, person, association of persons, their lessees, trustees, liquidators or receivers appointed by any court that now or hereafter owns or may own, operate, manage or control any plant or equipment for the conveyance of telephone messages or for the production, transmission, delivery or furnishing of heat, light, water or power, either directly or indirectly to or for the public,
and also means and includes any city or incorporated town that now or hereafter owns or may own, operate, manage or control any plant or equipment, for the production, transmission, delivery or furnishing of heat, light, water or power, either directly or indirectly to or for any other city or incorporated town.
Governor-in- 2. The Governor-in-Council may appoint three point a Board, persons who shall constitute a Board of Commissioners chairman and" of Public Utilities, and shall designate a chairman
thereof and appoint a clerk for such board, who shall keep a full and faithful record of its proceedings and serve such notices and perform such duties as the board may require. Said commissioners and clerk shall be sworn to the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices before entering upon the discharge of same.
Salary and expenses.
3. The said commissioners and clerk shall be paid * such salary and expenses as the Governor-in-Council determines.
4. The annual expenses of the board, including borne by the the salaries of the commissioners and clerk, and the Public Utilities compensation to referees, shall be borne by the several
public utilities according to their gross earnings, and shall be apportioned by the Board, which on or before the first day of July in each year shall assess