The Constitution of Canada
University Press, 1889 - 356 pages
A detailed history of the Canadian Constitution and the Constitutions of each of the country's provinces, this volume includes documents from official legislatures and information about public officials and procedures.?The Canadian Constitution is one of the oldest constitutions in the world. Based on the Magna Carta, the document began as the Royal Proclamation of 1763. After the American Revolution, many British loyalists moved to Canada, and the Canadian Confederation eventually established the Dominion of Canada and four of its provinces, which still remain today.?Making little changes to the constitution passed at the Canadian Confederation, the official Canadian Constitution was passed and approved by all provinces aside from Quebec in 1982. The document establishes the country's system of government and civil rights of all its citizens.
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