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27 Jun 2011, 8:57 pm by Ubaka Ogbogu
One could therefore hypothesize that this situation may account for why health—unlike “quarantine and the establishment and maintenance of marine hospitals”—is not specifically enumerated as a head of power under the British North America Act (BNA Act), 1867. [read post]
12 Sep 2016, 6:00 am by The BNA Act 1867
  Your Humble and Obedient Servant, The Dominion   [1] “BNA Act 1867”, A Country by Consent, online: <>; see Constitution Acts, 1867-1982, Part VII of the Constitution Act, 1982, S 53, <>. [2] Ibid. [3] Being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c 11. [read post]
6 Feb 2017, 7:15 am by The BNA Act 1867
Though not directly in concert with the BNA Act, it is evident that culture and politics intertwine. [read post]
3 Nov 2016, 6:00 am by The BNA Act 1867
Naturally, it may surprise you to discover that the fifteen versions of the British North America Act, 1867 (BNA Act) have no official French version.3 It is understandable that no official French version of the BNA Act is available for the years prior the enactment of The Official Languages Act. [read post]
26 Jun 2017, 3:30 am by Rick Hills
Stephen Marche complains in yesterday's Sunday NY Times that "Canada doesn't know how to party," because Canadians are unenthusiastic about celebrating the British North America Act of 1867, the statute that created the modern Canadian state. [read post]
16 Sep 2016, 5:30 am by The BNA Act 1867
Even the thirty BNA Acts between 1867 and 1975 demonstrate Canada’s tendency to build upon prior legislation rather than draft a new document. [read post]
6 Sep 2016, 6:00 am by The BNA Act 1867
How much do people really know about The British North America Act, 1867 (BNA Act), the founding document and first Constitution of our country? [read post]
15 Sep 2016, 6:00 am by The BNA Act 1867
Dear Sir or Madam: Today we write to you regarding the emergence of section 91 of the British North America Act of 1867 (BNA Act) and the powers that the provision awarded. [read post]
26 Sep 2016, 7:00 am by The BNA Act 1867
While we have been referring to the Constitution Act, 1867 as “The BNA Act” (and will continue to do so), it is important to note that there were a series of later acts also entitled “British North America Act” (all have since been renamed “Constitution Act” due to patriation in 1982). [read post]
6 Sep 2018, 9:30 am by Karen Tani
Via the Canadian Legal History Blog, the Fall 2018 lineup for the Osgoode Society Legal History Workshop:Wednesday September 19: Carolyn Strange, Australian National University: ‘Capital Punishment and Sex Crimes in Canada, 1867-1950’Wednesday October 10: Virginia Torrie, University of Manitoba: ‘Federalism and Farm Debt during the Great Depression’Wednesday October 24: Jim Phillips and Tom Collins, University of Toronto: ‘The Origin of the Division of Powers… [read post]
29 Jan 2016, 5:00 am by Ms. Suffragette
This decision was “based on the premise that the BNA Act had to be interpreted in the same way in 1928 as in 1867 when the Act was passed. [read post]
23 Apr 2008, 3:39 am
"The Court interpreted the definition of 'qualified person' as intended by the drafters of the BNA Act 1867, despite acknowledging that the role of women in society had changed since that date. [read post]
8 Feb 2017, 7:00 am by The BNA Act 1867
Between 1867 and 1981, courts reviewed legislation primarily to ensure that the Canadian federal system was maintained: that federal Parliament and provincial legislatures enacted laws according to their powers under sections 91 and 92 of the BNA Act, respectively. [read post]
29 Mar 2017, 7:00 am by The BNA Act 1867
”3 The existence of both the House of Commons and the Senate is explicitly identified in the BNA Act.4 This would also require the opening up of the Constitutional Question, getting buy-in from sufficient number of provinces, all of whom would have likely competing requests. [read post]
13 Sep 2016, 7:00 am by The BNA Act 1867
The British North America Act, 1867 (BNA Act) which established the Dominion of Canada was passed by the British Parliament and took effect in 1867. [read post]
17 Oct 2016, 7:00 am by The BNA Act 1867
In the British North America Act [BNA Act], the provincial governments have control over property rights. [read post]