British North America Act, 1943

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British North America Act, 1943
This act delayed redistribution of seats in the Canadian House of Commons until the end of World War II.
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British North America Act, 1943

1. Postponement of redistribution of seats in Commons.
2. Short title and citation.




6 & 7 George VI, c. 30 (U.K.)


An Act to provide for the readjustment of the representation of the provinces in the House of Commons of Canada consequent on the decennial census taken in the year one thousand nine hundred and forty-one


[Assented to 22nd July, 1943.]


Whereas the Senate and the House of Commons of Canada in Parliament assembled have submitted an address to His Majesty praying that his Majesty may graciously be pleased to cause a Bill to be laid before the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the enactment of provisions hereinafter set forth: Be it therefore enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
Postponement of redistribution of seats in Commons
1. Notwithstanding anything in the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1940, it shall not be necessary that the representation of the provinces in the House of Commons of Canada be readjusted, in consequence of the completion of the decennial census taken in the year one thousand nine hundred and forty-one, until the first session of the Parliament of Canada commencing after the cessation of hostilities between Canada and the German Reich, the Kingdom of Italy, and the Empire of Japan.
Short title and citation
2. This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1943, and the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1940, and this Act may be cited together as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1943.



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