British North America Act, 1951

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14-15 George VI, c. 32 (U.K.)

An Act to amend the British North America 
Act, 1867

[31st May 1951]


Whereas the Senate and House of Commons of Canada in Parliament assembled have submitted an address to His Majesty praying that His Majesty may graciously be pleased to cause a measure to be laid before the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the enactment of the provisions hereinafter set forth:

Be it therefore enacted by the King’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 British North America Act, 1867, is amended by adding thereto immediately after section ninety-four thereof the following heading and section:—

“Old Age Pensions”

“94A. It is hereby declared that the Parliament of Canada may from time to time make laws in relation to old age pensions in Canada, but no law made by the Parliament of Canada in relation to old age pensions shall affect the operation of any law present or future of a Provincial Legislature in relation to old age pensions.”

2. This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1951, and the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1949, and this Act may be cited together as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1951.

[Note: Repealed by the Constitution Act, 1982 (No. 44 infra).]

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