ORDER IN COUNCIL

APPROVING THE REPORT OF THE BOARD OF THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL IN THE MATTER OF THE BOUNDARY AS BETWEEN THE DOMINION OF CANADA AND THE COLONY OF NEWFOUNDLAND IN THE LABRADOR PENINSULA.

AT THE COURT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

The 22nd Day of March, 1927

Present:

THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY

LORD PRIVY SEAL
SECRETARY SIR SAMUEL HOARE
MASTER OF THE HORSE
LT.-COL. WILFRID ASHLEY

WHEREAS there was this day read at the Board a Report from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council dated the 1st day of March 1927 in the words following, viz.:--

"WHEREAS by virtue of Your Majesty's Order in Council of the 24th day of July 1925 there was referred unto this Committee for their hearing and consideration the question, viz.:--What is the location and definition of the boundary as between Canada and Newfoundland in the Labrador Peninsula under the Statutes, Orders in Council, and Proclamations?

"THE LORDS OF THE COMMITTEE in obedience to His Majesty's said Order in Council have taken the said question into consideration and having heard Counsel on behalf of the Government of the Dominion of Canada and the Government of the Colony of Newfoundland Their Lordships do this day agree humbly to report to Your Majesty as their opinion that according to the true construction of the Statutes, Orders in Council and Proclamations referred to in the Order of Reference, the boundary between Canada and Newfoundland in the Labrador Peninsula is a line drawn due north from the eastern boundary of the bay or harbour of Ance Sablon as far as the fifty-second degree of north latitude, and from thence westward along that parallel until it reaches the Romaine river, and then northward along the left or east bank of that river and its head waters to their source and from thence due north to the crest of the watershed or height of land there, and from thence westward and northward along the crest of the watershed of the rivers flowing into the Atlantic Ocean until it reaches Cape Chidley."

HIS MAJESTY having taken the said Report into consideration was pleased by and with the advice of His Privy Council to approve thereof and to order as it is hereby ordered that the same be punctually observed obeyed and carried into execution.

Whereof all persons whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.

M.P.A. HANKEY.

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