Rupert's Land Act 1868

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Rupert's Land Act 1868
Act of Parliament
Citation31 & 32 Vict. c. 105
Territorial extent Rupert's Land, Canada
Other legislation
Relates toDeed of Surrender
Canada, prior to receiving Rupert's Land and North-Western Territory
Canada after receiving Rupert's Land and North-Western Territory. Manitoba is also created as a province, simultaneously.

The Rupert's Land Act 1868[1] (31 & 32 Vict. c. 105) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (as it then was), authorizing the transfer of Rupert's Land from the control of the Hudson's Bay Company to the Dominion of Canada. Often confused with the Deed of Surrender, the act is different as it only expressed that the United Kingdom and Canada permitted the transfer but did not settle on the details of exchange with HBC which were then outlined in the deed.

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The act resulted in other legislation that created or helped create three Canadian provinces that had been part of Rupert's Land:


  1. ^ This short title was authorised by section 1 of the act.

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