Canada Act 1982
STATUTES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM 1982
An Act to give effect to a request
by the Senate and House of Commons of Canada
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:
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 into force as provided in that Act.
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.
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.
4. This Act may be cited as the Canada Act 1982.
This Schedule consists of the French version of the main body of the statute.
This Schedule contains the Constitution Act, 1982 in both English and French versions.
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