Place Published: London
Publisher: printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Queen's printer.
Date Published: 1871
Edition: 1st Edition
THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT OF 1871
[34-35 Vict.] Canada. [CH.28]
Scarce. 10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches. 2 pages. Very good+ condition.
This Act may be cited for all purposes as the "British North America Act of 1871".
This act gave Canada the power to establish new provinces and territories and change provincial boundaries with the affected province's consent. The Act recognized the creation of the province of Manitoba and the incorporation of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory into Canada and allowed parliament and the Ontario and Quebec legislatres to redraw the boundaries of Ontario and Quebec in order to incoporate parts of these acquisitions.
The Constitution Act, 1871 (UK), 34 & 35 Vict, c 28, (the Act) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and forms part of the Constitution of Canada. It was originally known as the British North America Act, 1871, but it was renamed by the Constitution Act, 1982
Constitution Act, 1871
1. Short title. The British North America Act of 1871.
2. Parliament of Canada may establish new Provinces and provide for the constitution, etc., therof.
3. Alteration of limits of Provinces.
4. Parliament of Canada may legislate for any territory not included in a Province.
5. Confirmation of Acts of Parliament of Canada.
6. Limitation of powers of Parliament of Canada to legislate for an established Province.
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