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tories became a part of the Dominion of Canada. An Act of the Dominion Parliament of 1873 made provision for the appointment of stipendiary magistrates, with jurisdiction to try, summarily and without jury, certain minor criminal cases. More serious cases, carrying a maximum punishment of seven years, were taken before a Judge of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench, or two stipendiary magistrates.

 

The first attempt at establishing a regular judiciary for the Territories was made in 1875, when by a New North-west Territories Act, provision was made for the establishment of judicial districts throughout the Territories. By this Act the jurisdiction of the Manitoba Court was limited. By this same Act, however, the Queen's Bench Court of Manitoba was given appellate jurisdiction over Territorial tribunals, and for several years this was the only Territorial Court of Appeal.

 

In 1877 the trial of Territorial criminal cases was withdrawn from the Manitoba Court and jurisdiction vested in a stipendiary magistrate and one justice of the peace. In capital cases a magistrate and two justices of the peace must preside. A stipendiary magistrate might also determine claims for damages, not over $500, and claims arising out of contracts up to $1,000. Proceedings might be conducted in either the French or English language.

An Ordinance of the North-West Territories brought into existence three judicial districts, for which provision had been made by a Federal law. These were designated the "Saskatchewan," "Bow River," and "Qu'Appelle" districts. A stipendiary magistrate, resident in each district, acted as judge therein. The district courts were given the same jurisdiction as exercised by the courts of law and equity, and by the Surrogate Courts in the Province of Ontario.

 

An important change was made in the Territorial judiciary in 1886, when by an Act of the Federal Parliament a Supreme Court of the North-west Territories

 

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