British North America (No. 2) Act, 1949
|British North America (No. 2) Act, 1949|
The British North America (No. 2) Act, 1949, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that granted Canada limited powers to amend its own constitution. The Parliament of Canada was thereafter allowed to amend the Canadian constitution in many areas of its own jurisdiction without appealing to the British Parliament first. However, the approval of the British Parliament was still needed for wider constitutional change such as that involving areas of provincial responsibility. Therefore, the Act can best be seen as a "partial patriation" of the Canadian constitution.
Note: This Act was repealed by the Constitution Act, 1982
13 George VI, c. 81 (U.K.)
An Act to amend the British North America Act, 1867, as respects the amendment of the Constitution of Canada
[Assented to 16th December, 1949.]
Amendment as to legislative authority of Parliament of Canada
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