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  Constitution of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is an amalgam of codified acts and uncodified traditions and conventions.
In 1931, the British Parliament passed the Statute of Westminster, 1931 (22 Geo.
In the case of an amendment related to the Office of the Queen, the number of senators, the use of either official language (subject to section 43), or the composition of the Supreme Court, the amendment must be adopted by unanimous consent of all the provinces in accordance with section 41.
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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.
This Act is not to be confused with the British North America Act 1949, later renamed the Newfoundland Act in 1982, which confirmed the terms of union between Newfoundland and Canada and made Newfoundland the tenth province.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_North_America_Act   (563 words)

  
 Queen v Riel
28, cited as "The British North America Act 1871," the Act 33 Vic.
1 5, and the British North America Act, 1871, 34 and 35 Vic.
The principle of the British Constitution is, however, that the people of the State, the three estates of the realm, composed of the Sovereign, the Lords, and the Commons, are all assembled in Parliament, and that the enactments of Parliament are those of the whole nation, and not of delegates from the people.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/riel/queenvriel.html   (10187 words)

  
 James Madison Center: Teacher Resources: US History Curriculum: Chapter II
In addition, many of the British colonists were immigrants and their descendants who had either not been economically successful in Britain, or who had run afoul of the British legal system (it has been estimated that between one-half and two-thirds of the white colonists who came to British America came as indentured servants).
Surprised and alarmed by the extent of the resistance, the British retreated to Boston.
America became a symbol of freedom and opportunity, envied as a new land, free from the burdens of the past.
www.jmu.edu /madison/center/main_pages/teacher/curriculum/chap2.htm   (5580 words)

  
 Bruce Kercher | Perish or Prosper: The Law and Convict Transportation in the British Empire, 1700-1850 | Law and ...
The preamble to the act stated that one of its purposes was to solve the problem of the lack of servants in the American colonies.
Unlike the transportation of convicts to North America, which was based on the contractor obtaining both a subsidy and a property interest in the services of each individual convict, the Navy Board chartered the transports and storeships for the first fleet to New South Wales.
They reminded the British government that they were the majority of the colony's population, that their labor had built the colony, and that they possessed the bulk of its wealth, which was now at risk.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/lhr/21.3/forum_kercher.html   (15332 words)

  
 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 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.
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~sprague/bna.htm   (10119 words)

  
 British North America Act --  Encyclopædia 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   (901 words)

  
 Nelson - Political Science-Canadian Politics on the Web/The Constitution of Canada
This act created for the first time a set of amending procedures for the Constitution to be amended entirely in Canada.
The Constitution Act, 1982, was actually created as a part of the Canada Act, 1982.
Constitution Act, 1985 (Representation) permitted future changes to the distribution of seats for Parliament to be done by ordinary statute.
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 THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1915   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Empire and American Revolution: 1763-1791 - Canadian Heritage
On its north, this province was to reach from Labrador's Rivière Saint-Jean in the east to Lake Nipissing in the west, from where its boundary would run southeastward across the upper St. Lawrence to Lake Champlain, and then back east again along the Appalachian line.
Finally, the Quebec Act greatly expanded the limits of that province, taking in all Labrador on the east, and in the west extending it to the junction of the Ohio and the Mississippi, thence north to Ruperts Land.
They were emphatically developing by the time that peace was restored to North America: thanks to the Loyalist movement, which brought many deeply confirmed supports of the British cause out of the young republic to add their own strong convictions to Canada's heritage.
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 Canada's name - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Later the British colonies along the St. Lawrence River were called Upper Canada and Lower Canada until their union as the British Province of Canada in 1841.
After the British conquest of New France (including ceding of the French colony, Canada) in 1763, the colony was renamed Province of Quebec.
This was an old British term for a type of government used in New England, and presumably resurrected for new purposes.
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 Military Law, the Canadian Militia, and The North-West Rebellion of 1885
Among the British royal commission's recommendations was preparation of an official textbook on military law, issued by authority, for the general reference of the armed forces in Great Britain and its colonies.
British commanders faced a major problem with desertion among troops in North America, particularly when labour markets in the United States offered the attractions of steady employment and high wages.
In contrast to the British army, the Canadian militia generally attracted a better class of men from the general civic community; merchants, bank clerks, farmers, lawyers, students, retired soldiers, and other members of respectable society were included in its ranks.
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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.
www.canadiana.org /citm/themes/constitution/constitution13_e.html   (855 words)

  
 British North America Act, 1952
An Act to amend the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1951, with respect to the Readjustment of Representation in the House of Commons.
Section 51 of the British North America Act, 1867, as enact by the British North America Act, 1946, is repealed and the following substituted therefor:
This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1852 and the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1951, and this Act may be cited together as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1952.
www.solon.org /Constitutions/Canada/English/bnaa_1952.html   (150 words)

  
 Final Report of the French Constitutional Drafting Committee, British North America Act (No. 2), 1975 - Enactment No. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
British North America Act (No. 2), 1975, 23-24 Eliz.
An Act to amend the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1975
For the purposes of this Act, the term "Province" in section 23 of the British North America Act, 1867 has the same meaning as is assigned to the term "province" by section 28 of the Interpretation Act.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/const/loireg/p1t30-1.html   (224 words)

  
 The British North America 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 lying to the North of the said North Riding.
The North Riding to consist of the Townships of Rawdon, Huntingdon, Madoc, Elzevir, Tudor, Marmora, and Lake, and the Village of Stirling, and any other surveyed Townships lying 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 Village of Napanee.
www.ccrh.org /comm/river/docs/1867.htm   (5947 words)

  
 British North America Act, 1946   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Act to provide for the readjustment of the representation of the House of Commons of Canada consequent on the basis of the population 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 Bill to be laid before the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the enactment of provisions hereinafter set forth:
This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1946, and the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1943, and this Act may be cited together as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1946.
www.solon.org /Constitutions/Canada/English/bnaa_1946.html   (236 words)

  
 Final Report of the French Constitutional Drafting Committee, British North America Act, 1949 - Enactment No. 21 (2/3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On, from, and after the coming into force of these Terms (hereinafter referred to as the date of Union), Newfoundland shall form part of Canada and shall be a province thereof to be called and known as the Province of Newfoundland.
The Province of Newfoundland shall be entitled to be repre-sented in the Senate by six members, and in the House of Commons by seven members out of a total membership of two hundred and sixty-two.
Representation in the Senate and in the House of Commons shall from time to time be altered or readjusted in accordance with the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1946.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/const/loireg/p1t21-2.html   (1485 words)

  
 Canada and North America (British Empire & Commonwealth Land Forces)
British North America Act confederated Province of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as the
First World War: British declaration of war on Germany automatically involved Canada and the rest of the Empire; the Canadian war effort won Canada a greater degree of autonomy from Britain and a modest role in the peace process, but resulting Franco-English tensions in Canada produced a country reluctant to take on international responsibilities
British Regiments in Canada, by Michael S.Young et al.
www.regiments.org /nations/namerica/canada.htm   (1984 words)

  
 First 100 Years of Printing in British N. America
The circumstances of printers in British North America and the kinds of items they printed were not consistent throughout the colonial period.
Usher's publishing was not limited to America, for in the same year he acted as one of the publishers of John Davenport's The Power of Congregational Churches Asserted, printed in London.
John Dunton, the British bookseller, who had enough American trade in 1686 to be owed £500 there, did a brisk further business when he came over with a large stock of books that year.
www.reeseco.com /papers/first100.htm   (11531 words)

  
 Archontology.org: History of Untitled Document: presidents, kings, prime ministers, biography, database
He was born John Buchan in Perth, Scotland, on Aug. 26, 1875, the son of Rev. John Buchan and Helen Masterton Buchan.
He was an author, publisher, and historian, active in British politics before receiving his appointment to Canada.
He had been a popular Governor-General and there was, at the time of his death, a strong movement to have him reappointed at the end of his five-year term.
www.archontology.org /nations/canada/can_gg/issues_gg.php   (742 words)

  
 Constitutional Act, 1867   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Senate shall, subject to the Provisions of this Act, consist of One Hundred and five Members, who shall be styled Senators.
In the Case of Quebec he shall have his Real Property Qualification in the Electoral Division for which he is appointed, or shall be resident in that Division.
An Entry of every such Speech, Message, or Proclamation shall be made in the Journal of each House, and a Duplicate thereof duly attested shall be delivered to the proper Officer to be kept among the Records of Canada.
laws.justice.gc.ca /en/const/c1867_e.html   (3376 words)

  
 Roll of Regiments of British North America in 1866
The Dominion of Canada was formed on 29 March 1867, federating the Province of Canada (and dividing it into the new Provinces of Quebec and Ontario), and New Brunwick and Nova Scotia, and bringing all under the control and organisation of the Canadian Militia Acts.
While many regiments stretch their unofficial lineages through the county Sedentary Militia to the 18th century, the government of Canada does not officially recognise any continuity before the Militia Act of 1855 which established an Active Militia in independent companies.
Regimentation of these companies began in 1860, and forms the basis for all subsequent lineage and precedence in the Canadian Army.
www.regiments.org /regiments/na-canada/lists/ca1866.htm   (550 words)

  
 Canada & B.N.A. Books
Stamps of British North America by Fred Jarrett, 1975 Quarterman reprint of 1929 work, 595 pages, cloth with dj, limited stock, $70.00,
The Essays and Proofs of British North America by Kenneth Minuse and R. Pratt The definitive work on BNA Essays and Proofs from the Essay Proof Society.
The Canada Postal Act and Post Offices 1878 and The "Canada" Split Ring Proofs June 1879 - January 1880 by Brian H. Symonds The postal acts and the Proof Book information for the Split Ring Cancellations made by the Pritchard Andrews Co., a major reference.
www.pbbooks.com /canada.htm   (1802 words)

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