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  British North America Acts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
BNA Acts were passed in 1867, 1871, 1886, 1907, 1915, 1916*, 1940, 1943*, 1946*, 1949, 1949 (No. 2)*, 1951*, 1952*, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1974 and 1975.
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 Constitution of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This was an Act of the British Parliament that gave all dominion countries equal legislative authority with the United Kingdom.
Further, Part I of this Act is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which outlines the civil rights and liberties of every citizen in Canada, such as freedom of speech, of religion, of mobility, etc. Part II deals with the rights of Canada's Aboriginal peoples.
This was an Act of the British Parliament that incorporated and accepted as law the Constitution Act of 1982, severing virtually all remaining constitutional and legislative ties between the United Kingdom and Canada.
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 Encyclopedia: British North America Act 1949   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The British North America Act 1949 was an Act of the British Parliament, which amended the Constitution of Canada, allowing for the entry of Newfoundland as the tenth province.
The Newfoundland Act is an Act of Parliament to confirm and give effect to Terms of Union agreed between Canada and Newfoundland on March 23, 1949.
The Act is not to be confused with the British North America Act 1949 No.2, also passed by the British Parliament pertaining to Canada in 1949.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/British-North-America-Act-1949   (273 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Canadian Constitution
British North America Act, 1867 This was an act of the British Parliament that granted Canada self-government, and outlined how Canada's system of government would operate.
Statute of Westminster, 1931 This was an act of the British Parliament that gave all dominion countries equal legislative authority.
Canada Act, 1982 This was an act by the British parliament that incorporated and accepted as law the Constitutional Act, 1982, granting severed virtually all remaining constitutional and legislative ties between the United Kingdom and Canada.
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 British North America Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Canada and the other British dominions achievedfull legislative sovereignty with the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, but prior to 1982 theBritish America Acts were excluded from the operation of the Statute of Westminster and could only be amended by the BritishParliament.
By the Canada Act 1982, the British Parliament, acting at and with the request andconsent of Canada, enacted the Constitution Act 1982, which established a procedure for the amendment of the Canadianconstitution by the Canadian Parliament.
BNA acts were passed in 1867, 1871, 1886, 1907, 1915, 1916 *, 1940, 1943 *, 1946 *, 1949, 1949 (No. 2)*, 1951 *, 1952 *, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1974 and 1975.
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 British North America Acts - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A consolidation of the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1975
Electronic funds transfer and the British North America act: A study of the constitutional allocation of legislative power in relation to electronic funds...
Constitution of Canada: The British North America act, 1867; its interpretation, gathered from the decisions of courts, the dicta of judges, and the opinions...
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 british north america act 1949   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
An Act to amend the British North America Act, 1867, as respects the amendment of the Constitution of Canada
Whereas the Senate and the 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 (No. 2) Act, 1949, and shall be included among the Acts which may be cited as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1949.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /british_north_america_act_1949.html   (257 words)

  
 Publications and Research - Research - A History of the Canadian Dollar - Bank of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Similarly, British colonies in North America valued the silver Spanish dollar at rates of up to 8 shillings, despite the passage of legislation by the British government (Act for Ascertaining the Rates of Foreign Coins in Her Majesty's Plantations in America) in 1707 that valued the coin at 4 shillings and 6 pence.
Although the British imperial authorities overturned the legislation in 1762, since it did not conform to the 1707 Imperial Act, the rating remained in common use and was later adopted in Quebec by the British authorities after the Seven Years' War, as well as in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
British holdings of U.S. dollars were also substantial at the outbreak of World War I. Consequently, the British authorities were able to pay for their own U.S. imports, maintain a stable and convertible currency, and provide U.S. dollars to Canada in settlement of Canada's trade surplus with the United Kingdom.
www.bankofcanada.ca /en/dollar_book/full_text-e.htm   (15881 words)

  
 British North America Acts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Canada and the other dominions achieved full legislative sovereignty with the of the Statute of Westminster 1931 but prior to 1982 the British North America Acts were from the operation of the Statute of and could only be amended by the Parliament.
The different acts of the series are by appending the year of their enactment.
acts were passed in 1867 1871 1886 1907 1915 1916 * 1940 1943 * 1946 * 1949 1949 (No. 2)* 1951 * 1952 * 1960 1964 1965 1974 and 1975.
www.freeglossary.com /British_North_America_Acts   (292 words)

  
 Glossary: The Confederation Debate
The act of the British Parliament that created the Dominion of Canada in 1867 by uniting the colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canadas (Ontario and Quebec).
The BNA Act defined the powers of the federal and provincial governments and became the constitution of the new country.
An amendment to the Act by the British Parliament was necessary for Newfoundland to become the tenth province of Canada.
www.heritage.nf.ca /confederation/glossary.html   (1498 words)

  
 british north america act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The British North America Act is name of a series of acts of the British Parliament dealing with the Constitution of Canada.
The first and most important act of the series was passed in 1867 to create the Dominion of Canada and delegate internal self-government powers to it.
Canada and the other British dominions achieved full independence only with the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /British_North_America_Act.html   (176 words)

  
 Canada Act 1982 -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
From this (A nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada) Canada adopted a (A borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey) Westminster style government with a Parliament.
And Whereas section 58 of the Constitution Act, 1982, set out in Schedule B to the Canada Act, provides that the Constitution Act, 1982 shall, subject to section 59 thereof, come into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation issued under the Great Seal of Canada.
The to this Act is hereby enacted for and shall have the force of law in Canada and shall come unto force as provided in that Act.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/C/Ca/Canada_Act_1982.htm   (1006 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Canada: 1864-1949: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
Whether Newfoundland and Labrador should remain as an independent political entity, or join the federation of the other British North American colonies, was an issue from 1864 to 1949.
In 1864, Newfoundland delegates attended the Quebec Conference and signed the resolutions which became of foundation of the 1867 British North America Act.
Active debate in the colony during the 1860s culminated in the hard-fought "confederation election" of 1869, won by the anti-confederates in a landslide victory.
www.heritage.nf.ca /law/confed.html   (381 words)

  
 A Legislative and Historical Overview of the Senate of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This latter act was disallowed by the British government on the ground that it was ultra vires, in that it tried to give powers to the Canadian houses which were not possessed in 1867 by the British House of Commons.
The sequel came in 1875 with an amendment to the British North America Act, which repealed the original section 18 and substituted another to the effect that the privileges, immunities, and powers of the Canadian Parliament and its members were never to exceed those enjoyed from time to time by the British House of Commons.
Inasmuch as the British House of Commons in 1871 had given to its committees the power to examine witnesses on oath, the Canadian Parliament was able in 1876 legally to endow its committees with the same power.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/about/process/senate/legisfocus/legislative-e.htm   (8673 words)

  
 British North America Act - The Jiggies Reference Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Canada and the other British dominions achieved full autonomy only with the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931.
Upon proclaimation of the Canada Act 1982, which effected the patriation of these British statutes to Canada, the Constitution Act, 1982 came into force.
Under this Act the names of the various British North America Acts were changed to the Constitution Act, and together with the 1982 Act and other Acts of the British and Canadian parliaments have become collectively known as the Canadian Constitution.
www.jiggies.com /reference/British_North_America_Act   (222 words)

  
 Labrador Boundary Dispute - Canadian Confederation
When the French ceded most of their North American territory to the British under the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the so-called "coasts of Labrador" fell under the jurisdiction of the governor of Newfoundland.
The British Privy Council was finally asked to determine the boundary of the disputed territory as indicated in various proclamations, statutes and imperial orders-in-council.
The decision was further strengthened by Newfoundland's entry into Canada under the terms of the British North America Act, 1949 (http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/const/index.html).
www.collectionscanada.ca /confederation/023001-2980-e.html   (384 words)

  
 Canada in the Making - Constitutional History
Although Canada had already acted on her own in the past, the Statute of Westminster formally put external affairs under the authority of the federal government.
British officials did not support a return to responsible government, as it was worried about costs.
Until 1949, however, it was still possible to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Britain.
www.canadiana.org /citm/themes/constitution/constitution15_e.html   (1010 words)

  
 Drug History
Even on the battlefield he was fond of surprising men in the act of smoking, when he would punish them by beheading, hanging, quartering or crushing their hands and feed.
1690 The "Act for the Encouraging of the Distillation of Brandy and Spirits from Corn" is enacted in England.
Addicts who are broke act as *agent provocateurs* for the peddlers, being rewarded by gifts of heroin or credit for supplies.
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 CLFAQs: National - Constitution #01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The original founding document was the British North America Act, proclaimed in 1867, which created the new country of Canada out of what are now the provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.
This act renamed the British North America Act the Constitution Act, 1867.
At the same time the Canada Act of 1982 was passed in the United Kingdom thus ending the legislative authority of the UK parliament over Canada.
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 The Sun Never Set on the British Empire
In 1909 the British Empire encompassed 20% of the land area of the Earth and 23% of its population.
The Union of South Africa was formed from the British colonies of the Natal and the Cape Colony, together with the subjugated Boer Republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
The flag of the Union was, significantly, an archaizing Dutch flag, with an orange instead of a red stripe, and the flag of Britain, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal on the middle stripe.
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 British North America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
British North America originally comprised all British colonies andterritories on the North American continent, from Georgia to Labrador and Rupert's Land.
It stood in contrast to Russian North America (Alaska and parts of California) andto Spanish NorthAmerica.
After the American Revolutionary War, theterm became restricted to colonies of the British Empire in NorthAmerica that did not secede and form the United Statesof America.
www.therfcc.org /british-north-america-47546.html   (89 words)

  
 British North America - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
originally comprised all British colonies and territories on the North_American continent, from Georgia to Labrador and Rupert's_Land.
After the American_Revolutionary_War, the term became restricted to colonies of the British_Empire in North America that did not secede and form the United_States_of_America.
Later, British North America gradually consolidated into the Canadian_Confederation under the British_North_America_Act, beginning with the union of Lower_Canada and Upper_Canada into the United Province_of_Canada followed in 1867 by the confederation of the Canadas with Nova_Scotia, and New_Brunswick, the addition of British_Columbia in 1871, Prince_Edward_Island in 1873, and completing with Newfoundland in 1949.
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 Canada: Constitutional dates and documents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
British Columbia was admitted as a province July 20, 1871.
All remaining British territories and islands in North America, except Newfoundland, were added to Canada September 1, 1880.
Newfoundland was admitted as a province March 31, 1949; includes terms of reference.
www.nlc-bnc.ca /8/11/r11-301-e.html   (257 words)

  
 British North America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The British cartoon already had performed modestly overseas, so its opening was not surprising.
It was the first time the awards have been presented outside North America or Europe.
British Airways, Qantas and Finnair are the first customers...
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 Constitution Acts 1867 to 1982
This consolidation contains the text of the Constitution Act, 1867 (formerly the British North America Act, 1867), together with amendments made to it since enactment, and the text of the Constitution Act, 1982, as amended by the Constitution Amendment Proclamation, 1983 and the Constitution Amendment 1993 (New Brunswick).
The British North America Act, 1949, for example, is renamed in the Schedule, the Newfoundland Act.
The Constitution Act, 1982 was enacted as Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) 1982, c.11.
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 Constitutional Keywords – Patriation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
While Canada became an internally self-governing Dominion in 1867, the constitutional document establishing the Canadian federation was in fact an Act of the Parliament at Westminster, alterable by that same Parliament (see British North America Act).
Canadian authorities could request the British authorities to make changes to Canada’s Constitution, but the final decision and the formal amendment machinery lay with the British.
A partial patriation occurred in 1949 when the British amended the Canadian Constitution to allow the federal Parliament henceforth to regulate several elements of its internal workings (see British North America Act (No.2), 1949, 13 Geo.
www.law.ualberta.ca /ccskeywords/patriation.html   (441 words)

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