The Canada Act 1982

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The Canada Act, 1982

including the Constitution Act, 1982  (1982) 

Last Act of the United Kingdom Parliament containing the English and French versions of the Constitution Act, 1982. From that time on, the United Kingdom Parliament relinquishes the power to affect any Canadian laws, including the Constitution.


1982, c. 11 (U.K.)


An Act to give effect to a request by the Senate and House of Commons of Canada


[Assented to 29th March, 1982.]


Whereas Canada has requested and consented to the enactment of an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom to give effect to the provisions hereinafter set forth and the Senate and the House of Commons of Canada in Parliament assembled have submitted an address to Her Majesty requesting that Her Majesty may graciously be pleased to cause a Bill to be laid before the Parliament of the United Kingdom for that Purpose.
Be it therefore enacted by the Queen'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:
Constitution Act, 1982 enacted
1. The Constitution Act, 1982 set out in schedule B to this Act is hereby enacted for and shall have the force of law in Canada and shall come unto force as provided in that Act.
Termination of power to legislate for Canada
2. No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the Constitution Act, 1982 comes into force shall extend to Canada as part of its law.
French version
3. So far as it is not contained in Schedule B, the French version of this Act is set out in Schedule A to this Act and has the same authority in Canada as the English version thereof.
Short title
4. This Act may be cited as the Canada Act 1982.


SCHEDULE (ANNEXE) A

Loi donnant suite à une demande du Sénat et de la Chambre des communes du Canada.
Sa Très Excellente Majesté la Reine, considérant:
qu’à la demande et avec le consentement du Canada, le Parlement du Royaume-Uni est invité à adopter une loi visant à donner effet aux dispositions énoncées ci-après et que le Sénat et la Chambre des communes du Canada réunis en Parlement ont présenté une adresse demandant à Sa Très Gracieuse Majesté de bien vouloir faire déposer devant le Parlement du Royaume-Uni un projet de loi à cette fin,
sur l’avis et du consentement des Lords spirituels et temporels et des Communes réunis en Parlement, et par l’autorite de celui-ci, édicte:
Adoption de la Loi constitutionnelle du 1982
1. La Loi constitutionnelle de 1982, énoncée à l’annexe B, est édictée pour le Canada et y a force de loi. Elle entre en vigueur conformément à ses dispositions.
Cessation du pouvoir de légiférer pour le Canada
2. Les lois adoptées par le Parlement du Royaume-Uni après l’entrée en vigueur de la Loi constitutionnelle de 1982 ne font pas partie du droit du Canada.
Version française
3. La partie de la version française de la présente loi qui figure à l’annexe A a force de loi au Canada au même titre que la version anglaise correspondante.
Titre abrégé
4. Titre abrégé de la présente loi: Loi de 1982 sur le Canada.

SCHEDULE B



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