Canada Act, 1982
Constitution Act, 1982
1982, c. 11 (U.K.)
[29th March 1982]
An Act to give effect to a request by the Senate and House of Commons
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 unto 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.