Constitution Act, 1964 (UK)


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Date: 1964-07-31
By: Elizabeth II
Citation: Constitution Act, 1964 (UK), c 73, reprinted in RSC 1985, App II, No. 38.
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(BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1964)

[Note: The present short title was substituted for the
original short title (in italics) by the Constitution Act,
1982
 (No. 44 infra).]

12-13 Elizabeth II, c. 73 (U.K.)

An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867

[31st July 1964]


Whereas the Senate and House of Commons of Canada in Parliament assembled have submitted an Address to Her Majesty praying that Her 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 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. Section 94A of the Constitution Act, 1867 is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor:

“94A. The Parliament of Canada may make laws in relation to old age pensions and supplementary benefits, including survivors’ and disability benefits irrespective of age, but no such law shall affect the operation of any law present or future of a provincial legislature in relation to any such matter.”

2. This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1964; and the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1960 and this Act may be cited together as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1964.

2. This Act may be cited as the Constitution Act, 1964.

[Note: Section 2 (in italics) was repealed and the new section substituted by the Constitution Act, 1982 (No. 44 infra).]

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