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  British North America Act - MSN Encarta
British North America Act (1867), legislation, now known as the Constitution Act, 1867, the basis of the Constitution Act, 1982, which is Canada's fundamental law, determining the structure of government, the allocation of powers between federal and provincial authorities, and the interpretation of other statutes.
The British North America Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1867.
Although the 1867 constitution did establish a workable system of government, it did not prevent disputes over the division of powers in overlapping areas of authority such as taxation and in new areas such as broadcasting, social policy, and language rights.
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  Encyclopedia: British North America Act 1867
The British North America Act of 1867 was the act that established the Dominion of Canada, by the fusion of the North American British colonies of the Province of Canada, Province of New Brunswick, Province of Nova Scotia.
This was done to counter the claims of manifest destiny made by the United States of America, for the defense of Britain's holdings.
Prior to the BNA Act of 1867, the British colonies of the Province of New Brunswick, Province of Nova Scotia, and Province of Prince Edward Island, discussed the possibility of a fusion to counter the threat of American annexation, and to reduce the costs of governance.
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 British North America Acts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first and most important Act of the series, the British North America Act, 1867 (now the Constitution Act, 1867), was passed in 1867, and created the self-governing dominion of Canada.
Canada and the other British dominions achieved full legislative sovereignty with the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, but prior to the Canada Act 1982 the British North America Acts were excluded from the operation of the Statute of Westminster and could only be amended by the British Parliament.
By the Canada Act 1982, the British Parliament, acting at the request and with the consent of Canada, enacted the Constitution Act 1982, which established a procedure for the amendment of the Canadian constitution by the Canadian Parliament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_North_America_Act   (308 words)

  
 Canadian Confederation: The British North America Act, 1867
The Provisions of this Act referring to the Lieutenant Governor in Council shall be construed as referring to the Lieutenant Governor of the Province acting by and with the Advice of the Executive Council thereof.
The North Riding of Bruce to consist of the Townships of Bury, Lindsay, Eastnor, Albermarle, Amable, Arran, Bruce, Elderslie, and Saugeen, and the Village of Southampton.
The North Riding to consist of the Townships of Nottawasaga, Sunnidale, Vespra, Flos, Oro, Medonte, Orillia and Matchedash, Tiny and Tay, Balaklava and Robinson, and the Towns of Barrie and Collingwood.
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 British North America Act - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
British exports to Colonial North America and the mercantilist fallacy.
The colonization of British North America as an episode in the history of Christianity.
With the crofters to Canada: archaeologist Keith Branigan uncovers clues revealing the patterns of emigration from the Isle of Barra to British North America, from 1770 to 1850.
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 MACHRAY REVIEW #5: A Lament for British North America
The measure of the inadequacy of the British North America Act is that it does not serve Canadians fully as either a mirror of ourselves or as an inspirational ideal.
The Crown in British North America was to function as the instrument of the people which ensured the working of their democratic institutions.
British North America was, I have suggested, the union of two elements - English-speaking Canada and French-speaking Canada.
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 Reference re: British North America Act 1867 (UK) Section 24
Still less did the framer of the Act intend to exclude the rule alike of good sense and grammer and law, that general words are to be restrained to the subject-matter with which the speaker or writer is dealing.
The object of the Act was to create for British North America, a system of parliamentary government under the British Crown, the executive authority being vested in the Queen of the United Kingdom.
Now, when the British North America Act was framed, this feature of the parliamentary constitution of the province of Canada, the power of the legislature of the province to determine the constitution of the second Chamber, was entirely abandoned.
www.lawsite.ca /WLSC/Edwards_scc.htm   (7157 words)

  
 uni.ca - Constitution Act 1867   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Provisions of this Act referring to the Governor General extend and apply to the Governor General for the Time being of Canada, or other Chief Executive Officer or Administrator for the Time being carrying on the Government of Canada on behalf and in the Name of the Queen, by whatever Title he is designated.
(1) Parliament or the legislature of a province may expressly declare in an Act of Parliament or of the legislature, as the case may be, that the Act or a provision thereof shall operate notwithstanding a provision included in section 2 or section 7 to 15 of this Charter.
This Act may be cited as the Constitution Act, 1982, and the Constitution Acts 1867 to 1975 (No. 2) and this Act may be cited together as the Constitution Acts, 1867 to 1982.
www.uni.ca /constitution.html   (6323 words)

  
 Constitutional Keywords – British North America Act (BNA Act)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The British North America Act (BNA Act) was passed by the British Parliament in 1867 and came into effect July 1 of that year, bringing together the colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada into a new political entity.
Although it was a British statute, the BNA Act was drafted entirely by Canadians at the Quebec Conference of 1864 and passed without amendment.
The preamble of the Act called for, “a Constitution similar in Principle to that of the United Kingdom.” The Act specified the composition of the Senate and House of Commons and the most important elements of the provincial constitutions.
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The North Riding of Bruce to consist of the Townships of Bury, Lindsay, Eastnor, Albermarle, Amabel, Arran, Bruce, Elderslie, and Saugeen, and the Village of Southampton.
The North Riding to consist of the Townships of Collingwood, Euphrasia, Holland, Saint-Vincent, Sydenham, Sullivan, Derby, and Keppel, Sarawak and Brooke, and the Town of Owen Sound.
The County of HALDIMAND to consist of the Townships of Oneida, Seneca, Cayuga North, Cayuga South, Raynham, Walpole, and Dunn.
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 British North America Act --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
the act of Parliament of the United Kingdom by which in 1867 three British colonies in North America—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada—were united as “one Dominion under the name of Canada” and by which provision was made that the other colonies and territories of British North America might be admitted.
The act was an attempt to deal with major questions that had arisen during the attempt to make the French colony of Canada a province of the British Empire in North America.
By the British North America Act of 1867, the provinces were given authority to direct the schools within their borders.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9016528   (894 words)

  
 ipedia.com: British North America Acts Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The British North America Acts (1867-1975) are a series of acts of the British Parliament dealing with the government of Canada.
The first and most important act of the series was passed in 1867, and created the self-governing Dominion of Canada.
Canada and the other British dominions achieved full legislative sovereignty with the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, but prior to 1982 the British North America Acts were excluded from the operation of the Statute of Westminster and could only be amended by the British Parliament.
www.ipedia.com /british_north_america_acts.html   (291 words)

  
 British North America Act, 1867: Document
The British North America Act was passed by the British Parliament and given...
This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1867.
The Parts of the Province of Canada (as it exists at the passing of this Act) which formerly constituted respectively the Provinces of Upper Canada and Lower Canada shall be deemed to be severed, and shall form two separate Provinces.
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Constitution Act, 1867 (Originally, "The British North America Act, 1867") (U.K. 30 & 31 Victoria, C.3) (Consolidated with amendments) An Act for the Union of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Government thereof, and for Purposes connected therewith.
The Provisions of this Act referring to the Governor General extend and apply to the Governor General for the Time being of Canada, or other Chief Executive Officer or Administrator for the Time being carrying on the Government of Canada on behalf and in the Name of the Queen, by whatever Title he is designated.
This Act may be cited as the _Constitution Act, 1982_, and the Constitution Acts 1867 to 1975 (No. 2) and this Act may be cited together as the _Constitution Acts, 1867 to 1982_.
www.eff.org /Censorship/Academic_edu/CAF/civics/canada.constitution   (6390 words)

  
 THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1915   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The British North America Act, 1867, is amended by adding thereto the following section immediately after section fifty-one of the said Act: 51A.
Notwithstanding anything in this Act, a province shall always be entitled to a number of members in the House of Commons not less than the number of senators representing such province.
This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1915; and the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1886, and this Act may be cited together as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1915.
www.efc.ca /pages/law/cons/Constitutions/Canada/English/ca_1915.html   (171 words)

  
 British North America Act, 1867 - Enactment no. 1 (1/6)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
British North America Act, 1867, 30-31 Vict., c.
An Act for the Union of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Government thereof; and for Purposes connected therewith.
In the Case of Quebec each of the Twenty-four Senators representing that Province shall be appointed for One of the Twenty-four Electoral Divisions of Lower Canada specified in Schedule A. to Chapter One of the Consolidated Statutes of Canada.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/const/loireg/p1t1-1.html   (2127 words)

  
 British North America Act, 1867 - Wikisource
The Act entails the original creation of a federal dominion and defines much of the operation of the Government of Canada, including its federal structure, the House of Commons, the Senate, the justice system, and the taxation system.
The County of Haldimand to consist of the Townships of Oneida, Seneca, Cayuga North, Cayuga South, Raynham, Walpole, and Dunn.
The County of Lennox to consist of the Townships of Richmond, Adolphustown, North Fredericksburg, South Fredericksburg, Ernest Town, and Amherst Island, and the Village of Napanee.
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 Canada in the Making - Constitutional History
With the passing of the British North America Act in 1867, Canada became a Dominion in the British Commonwealth and John A. Macdonald became Canada's first prime minister.
The British North America Act was intended to balance the forces that were pushing the old Province of Canada apart with the forces that had pushed all the provinces together.
In 1865, Britain had passed the Colonial Laws Validity Act, which made it impossible for colonies to make laws that were "repugnant" to (i.e.: contradict or have the effect of acting against) British laws that extended to the colonies.
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 British North America Act - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
British North America Act law passed by the British Parliament in 1867 that provided for the unification of the Canadian provinces into the dominion of Canada.
Until 1982 the act also functioned as the constitution of Canada.
This act was superseded by the Canada Act of 1982.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-BritNAmA.html   (630 words)

  
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THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1886 (49 and 50 Victoria, c.
This Act may be cited as THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1886.
This Act, and THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1867, and THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1871, shall be construed together, and may be cited together as THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1867 to 1886.
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 British North America Act, 1867: Document
An Act for the Union of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Government thereof; and for Purposes connected therewith:
And Whereas such a Union would conduce to the Welfare of the Provinces and promote the interests of the British Empire:...
Be it therefore enacted and declared by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:
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 AllRefer.com - British North America Act (Canadian History) - Encyclopedia
British North America Act, law passed by the British Parliament in 1867 that provided for the unification of the Canadian provinces into the dominion of Canada.
Until 1982 the act also functioned as the constitution of Canada.
This act was superseded by the Canada Act of 1982.
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 british north america act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The British North America Act, 1867 [Consolidated with amendments] An Act for the Union of Canada, Nova Scotia...
THE CONSTITUTION ACT, 1867 30 and 31 Victoria, c.
Bay, in North America," which was passed at the...
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 British North America Act - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
British North America Act - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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 The Constitution Act, 1867
The North Riding to consist of the Townships of Anson, Bexley, Carden, Dalton, Digby, Eldon, Fenelon, Hindon, Laxton, Lutterworth, Macaulay and Draper, Sommerville, and Morrison, Muskoka, Monck and Watt (taken from the County of Simcoe), and any other surveyed Townships Iying to the North of the said North Riding.
The County of LENNOX, to consist of the Townships of Richmond, Adolphustown, North Fredericksburgh, South Fredericksburgh, Ernest Town, and Amherst Island, and the Villagc of Napancc.
British Columbia was admitted into the Union pursuant to section 146 of the Constitution Act, 1867, by the
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 British North America Act, 1867 - Enactment no. 1 (5/6)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
British North America Act, 1867 - Enactment no. 1 (5/6)
The Customs and Excise Laws of each Province shall, subject to the Provisions of this Act, continue in force until altered by the Parliament of Canada.
The Acts of the Parliament of Canada and of the Legislature of Quebec shall be printed and published in both those Languages.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/const/loireg/p1t1-5.html   (440 words)

  
 uni.ca - British North America Act 1951   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
An Act to amend the British North America Act, 1867
Whereas the Senate and House of Commons of Canada in Parliament assembled have submitted an address to His Majesty praying that His Majesty may graciously be pleased to cause a measure to be laid before the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the enactment of the provisions hereinafter set forth:
This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1951; and the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1849, and this Act may be cited together as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1951.
www.uni.ca /1951bna.html   (166 words)

  
 Family Research - English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy » British North, America Act of 1867   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The British North America Act, 1867 (BNA Act, 1867) was passed by the British Parliament in 1867.
Many other Acts called British North America Act were later passed, amending the 1867 Act, or adding to it.
The BNA Act was passed to set the legal ground rules for Canada, and divvy up the powers between the provinces and the federal government.
www.lineages.co.uk /2004/06/24/british-north-america-act-of-1867   (1109 words)

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