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  Unique Facts about Canada: Canadian Independence
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.
The Canada Act 1982 is an Act of Parliament passed by the British Parliament that severed virtually all remaining constitutional and legislative ties between the United Kingdom and Canada.
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 Indian Act of Canada
The Canadian Parliament overhauled the act in 1951 and continued to amend it significantly throughout the remainder of the 20th century.
Under the act, Indians could continue to hunt and fish for a living, and they were eligible for government-funded education and health care.
The act also forced Indians to abandon their own cultures by forbidding traditional ceremonies such as the potlatch and the Sun Dance.
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 CIC Canada | Canada's Immigration Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Act provides definite guidelines for Canada's immigration policy and procedures; at the same time, it is flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances in the nation's social and economic climate.
Canada's cultural life, either through performance at a world-class level or self-employment in the discipline, as in the case of dancers or experienced choreographers.
Canada's ability to compete in athletics, either through performance at the world-class level or self-employment in the discipline, as in the case of figure skaters and coaches.
www.cic.gc.ca /english/pub/imm-law.html   (11180 words)

 Overview of the Canada Health Act
The aim of the CHA is to ensure that all eligible residents of Canada have reasonable access to insured health services on a prepaid basis, without direct charges at the point of service for such services.
Newcomers to Canada, such as landed immigrants or Canadians returning from other countries to live in Canada, may be subject to a waiting period by a province or territory, not to exceed three months, before they are entitled to receive insured health services.
In April 2002, the then-federal Health Minister A. Anne McLellan outlined in a letter to her provincial and territorial counterparts a Canada Health Act Dispute Avoidance and Resolution process, which was agreed to by provinces and territories, except Quebec.
www.hc-sc.gc.ca /hcs-sss/medi-assur/overview-apercu/index_e.html   (2415 words)

 Part I Canadian Charter of Right
Citizens of Canada of whom any child has received or is receiving primary or secondary school instruction in English or French in Canada, have the right to have all their children receive primary and secondary school instruction in the same language.
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.
An Act or a provision of an Act in respect of which a declaration made under this section is in effect shall have such operation as it would have but for the provision of this Charter referred to in the declaration.
www.cmseducation.org /wconsts/canada.html   (3433 words)

 Canada Health Act - Main Page
Canada's national health insurance program, often referred to as "Medicare", is designed to ensure that all residents have reasonable access to medically necessary hospital and physician services, on a prepaid basis.
Instead of having a single national plan, we have a national program that is composed of 13 interlocking provincial and territorial health insurance plans, all of which share certain common features and basic standards of coverage.
Under the Canada Health Act (CHA), our federal health insurance legislation, criteria and conditions are specified that must be satisfied by the provincial and territorial health care insurance plans in order for them to qualify for their full share of the federal cash contribution, available under the Canada Health Transfer (CHT).
www.hc-sc.gc.ca /hcs-sss/medi-assur/index_e.html   (218 words)

 Investment Canada Act - Frequently Asked Questions
It does not include all the details found in the Act and is not intended to express a legal opinion of the Government of Canada as to the interpretation of the Act nor is it bound by its content.
For the application of the Act to a particular situation, the reader is advised to consult the specific provisions of the Act and obtain appropriate legal counsel.
All information received by Industry Canada and its officials in relation to an investor or a Canadian business is treated as privileged and confidential information and may not be disclosed except in relation to the administration of the Act or with the consent of the parties to whom the information pertains.
strategis.ic.gc.ca /epic/internet/inica-lic.nsf/en/h_lk00007e.html   (2193 words)

 CanLII >> Canada >> Constitutional Documents >> The Constitution Act, 1982   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership therein.
Where any portion of the Constitution of Canada has been or is enacted in English and French or where a French version of any portion of the Constitution is enacted pursuant to section 55, the English and French versions of that portion of the Constitution are equally authoritative.
An Act to amend and continue the Act 32-33 Victoria chapter 3; and to establish and provide for the Government of the Province of Manitoba, 1870, 33 Vict., c.
www.canlii.org /ca/const_en/const1982.html   (4209 words)

 The Constitution Act, 1982
PART VI (1) The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law of Canada, and any law that is inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution is, to the extent of the inconsistency, of no force or effect.
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.
The Constitution Act, 1982 set out in schedule B 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.solon.org /Constitutions/Canada/English/ca_1982.html   (4935 words)

 Canada Act — FactMonster.com
Canada Act, also called the Constitutional Act of 1982, which made Canada a fully sovereign state.
Quebec's attempts to oppose the Canada Act ended in Dec., 1982, when its claim to constitutional veto was rejected by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Canada: Government - Government Canada is an independent constitutional monarchy and a member of the Commonwealth of...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0810115.html   (258 words)

 Multiculturalism - Canadian Multiculturalism Act
AND WHEREAS the Constitution of Canada and the Official Languages Act provide that English and French are the official languages of Canada and neither abrogates nor derogates from any rights or privileges acquired or enjoyed with respect to any other language;
AND WHEREAS the Citizenship Act provides that all Canadians, whether by birth or by choice, enjoy equal status, are entitled to the same rights, powers and privileges and are subject to the same obligations, duties and liabilities;
The operation of this Act and any report made pursuant to section 8 shall be reviewed on a permanent basis by such committee of the House, of the Senate or of both Houses of Parliament as may be designated or established for the purpose.
www.pch.gc.ca /progs/multi/policy/act_e.cfm   (1367 words)

 Canada Elections Act, [2000, c. 9]
(3) For the purposes of this Act, satisfactory proof of an elector’s identity and satisfactory proof of residence are established by the documentary proof of the elector’s identity and residence that is prescribed by the Chief Electoral Officer.
Subject to this Act, every person who is qualified as an elector is entitled to have his or her name included in the list of electors for the polling division in which he or she is ordinarily resident and to vote at the polling station for that polling division.
Any additional officers, clerks and employees that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary for his or her exercise of powers, and discharge of duties, under this Act related to the preparation for, and the conduct of, an election may be employed, in the manner authorized by law, on a casual or temporary basis.
www.canlii.org /ca/sta/e-2.01/whole.html   (6653 words)

 ACT Canada
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ACT Canada provides prospects, including exclusive opportunities, for members to build their profile in Canada and abroad.
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 Statistics Canada: STATISTICS ACT
(1) A census of population of Canada shall be taken by Statistics Canada in the month of June in the year 1971, and every fifth year thereafter in a month to be fixed by the Governor in Council.
The Solicitor General of Canada shall cause to be filled in and transmitted to the Chief Statistician, at such times and respecting such periods as the Minister may direct, such schedules as the Minister may prescribe relating to the cases in which the prerogative of mercy has been exercised.
All fines imposed pursuant to this Act belong to Her Majesty in right of Canada and shall be paid to the Receiver General.
www.statcan.ca /english/about/statact.htm   (2926 words)

 The Canada Health Act: Overview and Options (94-4E)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Canada Health Act (hereafter called the Act) received Royal Assent on 1 April 1984.  Through this Act, the federal government ensures that the provinces and territories meet certain requirements, such as free and universal access to insured health care.  These requirements, or “national principles,” have helped shape provincial health-care insurance plans throughout the country.
The discussion on national principles is part of a much broader picture, involving factors that are political (distribution of powers), fiscal (balancing the budget and responding to priorities other than health care), and economic (greater cost-effectiveness).  It raises fundamental concerns about the public sector’s role, including that of the federal government, in health-care funding.
May 1994 -  In accordance with the Act, the Governor in Council withheld $1,750,000 in EPF transfer payments from British Columbia because some medical practitioners in that province had withdrawn from the government health-care insurance plan and resorted to extra-billing in 1993.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/library/PRBpubs/944-e.htm   (1978 words)

 The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act - Privacy Commissioner of Canada
The official version of the Act updated on March 3, 2006 from the Department of Justice of Canada Web site.
Implementation Schedule - The Act is being implemented in three stages, from January 1, 2001 to January 1, 2004.
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada today released a letter about Abika.com, an on-line data broker in the U.S. that collects, uses and discloses the personal information of Canadians.
www.privcom.gc.ca /legislation/02_06_01_e.asp   (444 words)

 Spousal Support Under Canada's Divorce Act
Although the Act gives Canadian courts the authority, after having considered the evidence of the parties, to order spousal support payable as a lump sum, it is much more common to see it payable in periodic payments, usually monthly.
The court must consider the "condition, means, needs and other circumstances of each spouse for whom support is sought including the length of time the spouses cohabited, the functions performed by the spouse during cohabitation and any order or agreement relating to support of the spouse" in deciding whether to grant spousal support.
When this happens, the Act prevents a judge from later reviving the support payments past the cut-off date unless it is to relieve economic hardship resulting from a change in circumstances which, if it had existed at the time of the original order, would likely have resulted in a different order.
www.duhaime.org /family/ca-divss.aspx   (884 words)

 Copyright Board of Canada : Copyright Act
(3) For the purposes of this Act, other than in respect of infringement of copyright, a work or other subject-matter is not deemed to be published or performed in public or communicated to the public by telecommunication if that act is done without the consent of the owner of the copyright.
2.7 For the purposes of this Act, an exclusive licence is an authorization to do any act that is subject to copyright to the exclusion of all others including the copyright owner, whether the authorization is granted by the owner or an exclusive licensee claiming under the owner.
28.1 Any act or omission that is contrary to any of the moral rights of the author of a work is, in the absence of consent by the author, an infringement of the moral rights.
www.cb-cda.gc.ca /info/act-e.html   (10621 words)

 Canada Act 1982   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Constitution Act, 1982 set out in Schedule B to this Act is hereby enacted for and shall have the force of law in Canada and shall come into force as provided in that Act.
No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the Constitution Act, 1982 comes into force shall extend to Canada as part of its law.
So far as it is not contained in Schedule B, the French version of this Act is set out in Schedule A to this Act and has the same authority in Canada as the English version thereof.
www.gov.ns.ca /legislature/legc/canada82.htm   (215 words)

 Canada Act — Infoplease.com
The impact of Canada's new immigration act on Chinese independent immigrants.
The debate on family reunification and Canada's Immigration Act of 1976 (1).
The meaning of subsection 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982: a comment on Mitchell v.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0810115.html   (374 words)

 Canada Divorce Act
This Act may be cited as the Divorce Act.
The jurisdiction conferred on a court by this Act to grant a divorce shall be exercised only by a judge of the court without a jury.
(6) Except as otherwise provided by this Act or the rules or regulations, an appeal under this section shall be asserted, heard and decided according to the ordinary procedure governing appeals to the appellate court from the court rendering the judgment or making the order being appealed.
www.divorceincanada.ca /Act.htm   (5586 words)

 Canada Grain Act - Canadian Grain Commission
Warning note: Users of this office consolidation are reminded that it is prepared for convenience of reference only and that, as such, it has no official sanction.
For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users should consult the Acts as passed by Parliament, which are published in the "Assented to" Acts service,
Part III of the Canada Gazette and the annual Statutes of Canada.
grainscanada.gc.ca /Regulatory/CGCAct/cga-e.asp   (100 words)

 CBC News In Depth: Canadian security
The anti-terrorism act (Bills C-36 and C-42), was the subject of heated debate and controversy as the Liberal government of the time fast-tracked it through the House of Commons and the Liberal-dominated Senate.
Using this definition, the Crown must prove that the accused collected, provided or made available funds that he or she knew would be used to help a terrorist group.
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is urging credit card holders to check their statements for unusual activity in light of two major security breaches revealed this week.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/cdnsecurity   (1666 words)

 Scouts Canada Act - Time for Action - ScoutDocs
Without the support of the membership, Scouts Canada is trying to ram through a special act of parliament that will entrench Scouts Canada's current non-democratic system of governance.
Scouts Canada is governed by a Board of Governors.
Scouts Canada is working to pass a bill, S-1001, which will give legislative sanction to the recent bylaw changes which divided Scouts Canada's membership into 100 "Voting Members", who are allowed to vote, and "Ordinary Members" (you and me), who have no vote or say whatsoever in the operation of Scouts Canada.
scoutdocs.ca /Scouts_Canada_Act_   (226 words)

 Canada Elections Act
(3) Where a returning officer dies or becomes unable to act, the assistant returning officer appointed by the returning officer acts, until the appointment of a new returning officer or until the returning officer becomes able to act, as if the assistant returning officer had been appointed to be returning officer for the electoral district.
(1) Subject to this Act, every person who is qualified as an elector is entitled to have his name included in the list of electors for the polling division in which that person is ordinarily resident on the enumeration date for the election and to vote at the polling station established therein.
A prospective candidate shall be nominated by at least one hundred electors resident in the electoral district or, in the case of an electoral district listed in Schedule III of this Act, at least fifty such electors.
www.efc.ca /pages/law/canada/elections.html   (12949 words)

 Access to Information and Privacy Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Canada is one of a rapidly growing list of countries that have freedom of information and data protection legislation.
In order to help requestors find government records and determine where to send their requests, the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act require each government institution subject to the two Acts to describe the nature of their records in InfoSource
On July 25, 2005, the Prime Minister Paul Martin announced that the Honourable Gérard Vincent La Forest, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada will conduct an arm's length review of the merits of combining the responsibilities of the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner into a single office.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/atip   (349 words)

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