WHEREAS the Government intends to institute linguistic school boards as soon as possible;

WHEREAS it is desirable, for that purpose, to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, so that Québec may recover its full capacity to act in matters of education;

WHEREAS such amendment in no way constitutes recognition by the National Assembly of the Constitution Act, 1982, which was adopted without its consent;

WHEREAS undertakings were given by the Federal Government to proceed rapidly with such amendment, through bilateral action and with the agreement of the National Assembly and of the Federal Parliament;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED

THAT the National Assembly authorizes the amendment to the Constitution of Canada by proclamation of His Excellency the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada, in accordance with the following text:

AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF CANADA CONSTITUTION ACT, 1867

1. The Constitution Act, 1867, is amended by inserting the following after section 93:

"93A. Subsections 93(1) to (4) do not apply to Québec.".

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2. Title of this Amendment: "Constitutional Amendment, 1999, (Québec)."


Last revision: 18 October, 1999.

William F. Maton