Constitution Act, 1915 (annotated)
|Constitution Act, 1915|
|Expanded the Canadian Senate by giving Western Canadian provinces 24 Senators, the same number guaranteed to Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces. The Act also guaranteed Newfoundland six Senators should the British colony join Confederation (it did in 1949).
Be it 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:
|Alteration of constitution of Senate.||1.||(1) Notwithstanding anything in the Constitution Act, 1867, or in any Act amending the same, or in any Order in Council or terms or conditions of union made or approved under said Acts or in any Act of the Canadian Parliament --
(2) Paragraphs (i) to (vi) inclusive of subjection (1) of this section shall not take effect before the termination of the now existing Canadian parliament.
Constitution of House of Commons.
|2.||The Constitution Act, 1867, is amended by adding thereto the following section immediately after section fifty-one of the said Act:
|3.||This Act may be cited as the Constitution Act, 1915.|
- As enacted by the Constitution Act, 1982. As originally enacted it read:
- 3. This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1915; and the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1886, and this Act may be cited together as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1915.
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