The following is a list of pre-1982 British legislation, Orders-in-Council and Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom that form, or formed, part of the Canadian Constitution. Much of their signficance is historical only and is not typically brought up in constitutional case law. An Order-in-Council is an executive order issued in Commonwealth Realms operating under the Westminster system. ... Statutory Instruments (SIs), also referred to as delegated or secondary legislation, are parts of United Kingdom law separate from Acts of Parliament which do not require full Parliamentary approval before becoming law. ...
Section 52(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 identifies which documents are part of the constitution.
Act of Settlement, 1701- stipulates that judges remain in office during good behaviour, instead of the "pleasure of the sovereign", also dictates royal succession
Constitution Act, 1867 (Consolidated) (Formerly known as the British North America Act, 1867 [Consolidated]- Establishment of Dominion of Canada as self-governing British colony, with own national parliament and four provincial legislatures
The composition of the Constitution of Canada is defined in section 52(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 as consisting of the Canada Act 1982 (including the Constitution Act, 1982), all acts and orders referred to in the schedule (including the Constitution Act, 1867), and any amendments to these documents.
The proclamation was considered as the de facto constitution of Quebec until 1774 when the British government passed the Quebec Act of 1774 which set out many procedures of governance in the area of Quebec.
Further, Part I of this Act is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which outlines the civil rights and liberties of every citizen in Canada, such as freedom of expression, of religion, of mobility, etc. Part II deals with the rights of Canada's Aboriginal peoples.
constitutional act to compare against the Canadian one: Much more is defined in the powers of the Commonwealth of Australia Parliament, duties are more specifically defined, and they had the common sense to include an amending formula for their constitution in the first place....
The Constitution of France, otherwise known as the Constitution of the Fifth Republic is here in French.
This is the constitution that succeeded the Soviet Constitution.
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