Constitution Act, 1982

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Constitution Act,1982

(Canada Act: Schedule B)

The Constitution Act, 1982 (Schedule B of the Canada Act, 1982 (U.K.)) is a part of the Constitution of Canada. The Act was introduced as part of Canada's process of "patriating" the constitution. The Constitution Act, 1982 introduced several amendments to the British North America Act, 1867 and changed its name in Canada to the Constitution Act, 1867.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms forms the first thirty-five sections (counting section 16.1) of the Constitution Act, 1982.

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