The Constitution of Canada
A detailed history of the Canadian Constitution and the Constitutions of each of the country's provinces, this volume includes documents from official legislatures and information about public officials and procedures. The Canadian Constitution is one of the oldest constitutions in the world. Based on the Magna Carta, the document began as the Royal Proclamation of 1763. After the American Revolution, many British loyalists moved to Canada, and the Canadian Confederation eventually established the Dominion of Canada and four of its provinces, which still remain today. Making little changes to the constitution passed at the Canadian Confederation, the official Canadian Constitution was passed and approved by all provinces aside from Quebec in 1982. The document establishes the country's system of government and civil rights of all its citizens.
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Page 327 - The privileges, immunities and powers to be held, enjoyed and exercised by the senate and by the house of commons, and by the members thereof respectively, shall be such as are from time to time defined by act of the parliament of Canada, but so that the same shall never exceed those at the passing of this act held, enjoyed and exercised by the commons house of parliament of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and by the members thereof.
Page 297 - Tender. 21. Bankruptcy and Insolvency. 22. Patents of Invention and Discovery. 23. Copyrights. 24. Indians and Lands reserved for the Indians. 25. Naturalization and Aliens. 26. Marriage and Divorce. 27. The Criminal Law, except the Constitution of Courts of Criminal Jurisdiction, but including the Procedure in Criminal Matters.
Page 6 - The Pointed Prayer Book, being the Book of Common Prayer with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches.
Page 187 - Province, an Appeal shall lie to the Governor-General in Council from any Act or Decision of any Provincial Authority affecting any Right or Privilege of the Protestant or Roman Catholic Minority of the Queen's Subjects in relation to Education: 4.
Page 238 - Shop, Saloon, Tavern, Auctioneer, and other Licenses in order to the raising of a Revenue for Provincial, Local, or Municipal Purposes.
Page 4 - SCRIPTURES, &c. The Cambridge Paragraph Bible of the Authorized English Version, with the Text revised by a Collation of its Early and other Principal Editions...
Page 298 - The administration of justice in the Province, including the constitution, maintenance, and organization of Provincial courts, both of civil and criminal jurisdiction, and including procedure in civil matters in those courts.
Page 305 - One Consolidated Revenue Fund, to be appropriated for the Public Service of Canada in the Manner and subject to the Charges in this Act provided.
Page 281 - The privileges, immunities, and powers to be held, enjoyed, and exercised by the Senate and by the House of Commons, and by the Members thereof...