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  Constitution of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Constitution of Canada is the supreme law in Canada.
The composition of the Constitution of Canada is defined in section 52(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 as consisting of the Canada Act 1982 (including the Constitution Act, 1982), all acts and orders referred to in the schedule (including the Constitution Act, 1867), and any amendments to these documents.
The colony of Canada received its first full constitution in the Constitutional Act of 1791 which established much of the composition of the government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constitution_of_Canada   (1401 words)

  
 Doull, Canada's Constitution
But the constitution on which the self-government of free individuals depends, so far as it expresses and gives objective form to their freedom, is in a proper consideration only amendable in its essentials if the amendment is thought to be more adequate to that freedom.
But in neither case is the formal constitutional argument sufficient to preserve the federation unless the common sovereignty is known and felt by individuals to be congruent with and the foundation of their attachment to a particular sovereignty.
In Canada the nearest equivalent to the American and French revolutions, in which the society of free individuals took possession of the state, was the rebellion of 1837 in both Canadas against governments which excluded the popular will from their councils.
www.mun.ca /animus/1997vol2/doull1.htm   (22053 words)

  
 Thomson Nelson - Political Science -Canadian Politics on the Web/The Constitution of Canada
When most people refer to the Constitution, they may be thinking of a subset of the rules that makes up the formal "Constitution of Canada." Section 52(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 outlines what documents are part of the formal Constitution.
Constitution Act, 1985 (Representation) permitted future changes to the distribution of seats for Parliament to be done by ordinary statute.
Constitution Amendment 2001 (Newfoundland and Labrador) officially changed the name of the Province of Newfoundland to the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
polisci.nelson.com /constitution.html   (1179 words)

  
 Constitutional Act, 1982
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.
A constitutional conference composed of the Prime Minister of Canada and the first ministers of the provinces shall be convened by the Prime Minister of Canada within fifteen years after this Part comes into force to review the provisions of this Part.
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.
laws.justice.gc.ca /en/const/annex_e.html   (3659 words)

  
 Embassy Washington
Consequently, when Canada officially ceased to be a British colony with passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931, authority to amend the Constitution remained with the British Parliament.
The Constitution was patriated on April 17, 1982, without the consent of the Quebec legislature, but the Supreme Court of Canada subsequently ruled that the patriation process had respected Canada's laws and conventions, and that the Constitution, including the Constitution Act, 1982, was in force throughout Canada.
Canada's Constitution Act, 1867 did not include a bill of rights because it was assumed that the unwritten conventions inherited from Britain provided effective protection for civil liberties.
www.canadianembassy.org /government/constitution-en.asp   (1559 words)

  
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The parts of the Province of Canada (as it exists at the passing of this Act) which formerly constituted respectively the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada shall be deemed to be severed, and shall form Two separate Provinces.
The Constitution of the Executive Authority in each of the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick shall, subject to the Provisions of this Act, continue as it exists at the Union until altered under the Authority of this Act.
The Constitution of the Legislature of each of the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, continue as it exists at the Union until altered under the Authority of this Act.
www.constitution.org /cons/canada.txt   (6390 words)

  
 uni.ca - AG Canada's Factum
THE CONSTITUTION OF CANADA AND SECESSION OF A PROVINCE
Secession in the Context of the Constitution of Canada
Although it is entirely consistent with Canada's federal nature that the Constitution should provide the provinces with the unilateral power to amend their own constitutions in respect of matters wholly internal to the province, it is no less essential that this power be a limited one, confined to matters of provincial concern.
www.uni.ca /question1.html   (4895 words)

  
 ICL - Canada Index
Canada, like Israel and New Zealand, has no written constitution in one single document, but rather a number of Constitution Acts.
Quebec has an 80% majority of French-speaking citizens whereas the rest of Canada is predominantly English-speaking.
The government's goal is to preserve integration by continuous membership in the Commonwealth, La Francophonie, NATO, GATT, and NAFTA as well as keeping the Canadian Dollar as a currency.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/ca__indx.html   (174 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.
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.
Constitution Act, 1867, and the references to the Manitoba Act, 1870, in the footnote thereto.
www.solon.org /Constitutions/Canada/English/ca_1982.html   (4935 words)

  
 Constitutional Act, 1867
Whereas the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick have expressed their Desire to be federally united into One Dominion under the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with a Constitution similar in Principle to that of the United Kingdom:
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.
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.
lois.justice.gc.ca /en/const/c1867_e.html   (3376 words)

  
 Constitution of Canada - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Constitution of Canada, group of written documents and unwritten conventions that outline the political and legal foundations of Canadian society....
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, guarantee of rights and freedoms granted to Canadians, incorporated as part of the Constitution of Canada...
Canada’s Constitution Act of 1982 signified the achievement of full independence from the United Kingdom.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Constitution+of+Canada   (144 words)

  
 Direct Access Democracy Canada Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
This constitution shall govern the activities of Direct Access Democracy Canada, all members, all officers and representatives of the party operating on its behalf and the rights and responsibilities of its recognized units and membership.
To enhance the effectiveness of democracy in Canada by empowering ordinary citizens using a political structure that embraces, promotes and supports direct participation in government of all interested individuals regarding of their political orientation, age, gender, race, wealth, and offers itself as a voice for the People as a whole in their community.
Amendments to the DAD Canada Constitution are made only by DAD Canada National Forum and only with the approval of more than 2/3 of the registered members at the time of the proposal.
www.wegovern.ca /DAD_Canada_Constitution.htm   (2868 words)

  
 Constitution of Canada articles on Encyclopedia.com
Canada occupies all of North America N of the United States (and E of Alaska) except for Greenland and the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.
Canada Act CANADA ACT [Canada Act] also called the Constitutional Act of 1982, which made Canada a fully sovereign state.
Until 1982 the act also functioned as the constitution of Canada.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Constitution+of+Canada   (478 words)

  
 PUREPOLITICS.COM -Canada Constitution "Have Fun"
The enactments of the United Kingdom Parliament or the Parliament of Canada, and Orders in Council admitting territories, referred to in the footnotes, may be found in Appendix II to the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, and in the annual volumes of the statutes of Canada.
The Yukon Territory as bounded and described in the schedule to chapter Y-2 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, shall be entitled to one member, and the Northwest Territories as bounded and described in section 2 of chapter N-22 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, shall be entitled to two members.
88.- The Constitution of the legislature of each of the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick shall, subject to the Provisions of this Act, continue as it exists at the Union until altered under the Authority of this Act.
www.purepolitics.com /edu/fdocs/canada.htm   (4212 words)

  
 CanadaInfo: Government: Federal: Constitution
Her personal representative in Canada remains the Governor General, whose powers and authorities are detailed in the "Letters Patent Constituting the Office of the Governor General of Canada" (October 1, 1947).
In fact, that Act itself says that "the Constitution of Canada includes" fourteen Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, seven Acts of the Parliament of Canada, and four United Kingdom orders-in-council (giving Canada the original Northwest Territories and the Arctic Islands, and admitting British Columbia and Prince Edward Island to Confederation).
What we have now is not a new constitution but the old one with a very few small deletions and four immensely important additions; in an old English slang phrase, the old constitution with knobs on.
www.craigmarlatt.com /canada/government/constitution.html   (1211 words)

  
 IAJE Canada - Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
General meetings of IAJE Canada shall be held annually at such time and place as shall be designated by the President with the approval of a majority of the full Executive Board.
IAJE Canada shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members, and any profits or other gains to the organization shall be used solely in promoting its objectives.
This document, the Constitution and By-laws of IAJE Canada shall be effective as of July 1, 1994 and as amended________________ by motions passed at a General Meeting.
iajecanada.org /constitution.htm   (1536 words)

  
 Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Nevertheless, he is neither a cheerleader nor an unrelenting critic of the judiciary, presenting instead a balanced and thoroughly researched commentary on the judicial record in adjudicating the constitutional status of Aboriginal peoples.
The theoretical backbone of his argument is that the constitution and the courts have a legitimate and essential role to play in facilitating a just distribution of power in a diverse democracy such as Canada.
In this sense, the appropriate constitutional recognition of Indigenous difference does not compromise the principle of equal citizenship but rather reinforces it by placing Aboriginal peoples on a more equal footing with Canada's non-Aboriginal citizens.
www.utpjournals.com /product/utq/721/721_review_murphy.html   (614 words)

  
 The Canada Constitution 1982   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
The government of Canada and the provincial governments are committed to the principal that, before any amendment is made to Class 24 of Section 91 of the "Constitution Act, 1867", to Section 25 of this act or to this part,
Where an amendment is made under Section 38 (1) that transfers provincial legislative powers relating to education or other cultural matters from provincial legislatures to Parliament, Canada shall provide reasonable compensation to any province to which the amendment does not apply.
This act may be cited as the Constitution Act, 1982, and the Constitution Acts 1867 to 1975 and this act may be cited together as the Constitution Acts, 1867 to 1982.
www.helplinelaw.com /law/constitution/canada/canada.php   (3804 words)

  
 Green Party of Canada Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
ARTICLE 1 The Body Constituted The body constituted is the Green Party of Canada.
ARTICLE 2 Scope of the Constitution This constitution shall govern the activities of the party, all officers of the party operating on its behalf and the rights and responsibilities of its recognized units and membership.
ARTICLE 8 Membership 1 Any citizen or resident of Canada is eligible for membership in the party provided s/he is not a member of any other political party registered under the Canada Elections Act.
www.alternatives.com /gpc-admin/election97/english/members/constitu.htm   (1224 words)

  
 Canada Water Campaign Constitution
The Canada Water Group is an independent voluntary association which seeks to involve local residents in the physical, social and economic development of the Canada Water area.
To give a strong and coordinated voice to the residents of the Canada Water area in order to enable them to influence the development process.
General Meetings of Canada Water Group shall be held at least two times per year, at which elected officers and members of the Committee shall normally be present.
www.se16.btinternet.co.uk /cwconst.htm   (1369 words)

  
 Constitution of Canada
The people of Québec has seen many constitutions throughout its history, all of which were voted by a foreign parliament, London, with the notable exception of the current one, passed in 1982 by the Canadian federal parliament and all but one of Canada's provinces.
The British colonies of United Canada (former Upper and Lower Canadas), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia became federated provinces (states) in the new Dominion of Canada.
The interpretation of this historical event is radically different in Québec compared to that of the other parts of federation.
english.republiquelibre.org /constitution.html   (282 words)

  
 cancon: books: review of Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada
Equality of Native people under the Constitution of Canada: this is the key to understanding University of Toronto professor Patrick Macklem's thesis in "Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada." Macklem says that Aboriginal difference lies at the heart of European attempts at assimilation of the indigenous population.
He suggests that constitutional recognition of "indigenous difference," as he defines it, could provide a coherent framework within which longstanding Native issues could be resolved.
There are four facts that distinguish this relationship: the distinct nature of the various Aboriginal cultures; the prior occupancy of specific land; the prior sovereignty over that land and; the active participation of Native people in the treaty process.
www.canadiancontent.ca /books/102601indigenous.html   (540 words)

  
 cric.ca - Canada's Portal - Quick Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
The constitutional evolution of Canada now spans over four centuries.
Constitution Act (1867) (Consolidated) (Formerly known as the British North America Act (1867) [Consolidated])
Constitution Amendment Proclamation, 1983, regarding the rights of Aboriginals.
www.cric.ca /en_html/guide/constitution/constitution.html   (199 words)

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