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The following documents are of historical, as well as in some
cases, legal interest.
- The Quebec Resolutions of 1864
- The first blueprint for a federal union between the British
North American colonies.
- Colonial Laws Validity Act, 1865
- Gave the United Kingdom Parliament the power to over-ride
any conflicting colonial laws.
- Repealed by the Statute of
- London Resolutions of 1866
- A refinement of the earlier Quebec Resolutions of 1864.
- Manitoba Boundaries Extension Act, 1881
- Extended the boundaries of the province of Manitoba.
- This effectively replaced section 1 of the Manitoba Act, 1870.
- The Quebec Boundary Extension Act, 1912
- Extended the boundaries of the province of Quebec to their
- The Quebec Boundary Extension Act Amendment,
- Included the populations of the territories added to Quebec
by the Quebec Boundary Extension Act, 1912, to be counted in the
decennial census for adjustment of representation in the House
- The Balfour Declaration, 1926
- It stated that the United Kingdom and its Dominions were on an
- Recognized the growing political and diplomatic independence
of Canada, among other Dominions, particularly after World War I.
- Recommended that the Governor General's duty to represent
the British government be separated into another office, eventually
becoming the British High Commissioner
- Lead to the creation of the
Statute of Westminstea, 1931.r
- Quebec's French-only sign law (Bill 178), which invoked the
Charter's "notwithstanding clause" (section 33), available
here in French and English.
- The Motion to declare Quebec a Distinct
Society, as passed by the House of Commons.
- Bill C-110, 1995,
- A Federal, self-imposed amending formula.
- An amended version of the bill, which now gives British Columbia a
- Passed by the House of Commons, 13 December, 1995.
- Again, only legally binding on Parliament.
- Issues surrounding the proposed French version of the Canadian Constitution as proposed by the French Drafting committee in 1990. (A Thesis by Hugo Yvon Denis Choquette.)
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William F. Maton