Constitution Act, 1886 (UK)
Citation: Constitution Act, 1886 (UK), 49-50 Vict, c 35, reprinted in RSC 1985, App II, No. 15.
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(BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1886)
[Note: The present title was substituted for the original title (in
italics) by the Constitution Act, 1982 (No.44 infra.)]
49-50 Victoria, c. 35 (U.K.)
An Act respecting the Representation in the
Parliament of Canada of Territories which
for the time being form part of the Dominion
of Canada, but are not included in any
[25th June 1886]
Whereas it is expedient to empower the Parliament of Canada to provide for the representation in the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, or either of them, of any territory which for the time being forms part of the Dominion of Canada, but is not included in any province:
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 Parliament of Canada may from time to time make provision for the representation in the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, or in either of them, of any territories which for the time being form part of the Dominion of Canada, but are not included in any province thereof.
2. Any Act passed by the Parliament of Canada before the passing of this Act for the purpose mentioned in this Act shall, if not disallowed by the Queen, be, and shall be deemed to have been, valid and effectual from the date at which it received the assent, in Her Majesty’s name, of the Governor-General of Canada.
It is hereby declared that any Act passed by the Parliament of Canada, whether before or after the passing of this Act, for the purpose mentioned in this Act or in the Constitution Act, 1871, has effect, notwithstanding anything in the Constitution Act, 1867, and the number of Senators or the number of Members of the House of Commons specified in the last-mentioned Act is increased by the number of Senators or of Members, as the case may be, provided by any such Act of the Parliament of Canada for the representation of any provinces or territories of Canada.
3. This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1886.
3. This Act may be cited as the Constitution Act, 1886.
[Note: Section 3 (in italics) was repealed and the new section substituted by the
Constitution Act, 1982 (No. 44 infra).]