British North America Act, 1886
- 1. Provision by Parliament of Canada for representation of territories.
- 2. Effect of Acts of Parliament of Canada.
- 3. Short title and construction.
49 & 50 Victoria, c. 35 (U.K.)
An Act respecting the Representation in the Parliament of Canada of Territories which for the time being form part of the Dominion of Canada, but are not included in any Province.
[Assented to 25th June, 1886.]
Be it 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:—
It is hereby declared that any Act passed by the Parliament of Canada, whether before or after the passing of this Act, for the purposes mentioned in this Act, or in The British North America Act, 1871, has effect, notwithstanding anything in The British North America Act, 1867, and the number of Senators or the number of Members of the House of Commons specified in the last-mentioned Act is increased by the number of Senators or of members, as the case may be, provided by any such Act of the Parliament of Canada for the representation of any provinces or territories in Canada.
This Act, and The British North America Act, 1867, and The British North America Act, 1871, shall be construed together, and may be cited together as The British North America Acts, 1867 to 1886.