Constitution Act (No. 2), 1975, SC

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Date: 1975-06-19
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Constitution Act (No. 2), 1975 SC, c 53, reprinted in RSC 1985, App II, No. 42.
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[Note: The present short title was substituted for
the original short title (in italics) by the Constitution Act,
 (No. 44 infra.)]

23-24 Elizabeth II, c. 53 (Canada)

An Act to amend the Constitution Acts, 1867
to 1975

[Assented to 19th June, 1975]

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

1. Notwithstanding anything in the Constitution Act, 1867, or in any Act amending that Act, or in any Act of the Parliament of Canada, or in any order in council or terms or conditions of union made or approved under any such Act,

(a) the number of Senators provided for under section 21 of the Constitution Act, 1867, as amended, is increased from one hundred and two to one hundred and four;

(b) the maximum number of Senators is increased from one hundred and ten to one hundred and twelve; and

(c) the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories shall be entitled t0 be represented in the Senate by one member each.

2. For the put-poses of this Act, the term “Province” in section 23 of the Constitution Act, 1867 has the same meaning as is assigned to the term “province” by section 28 of the Interpretation Act.

3. This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, (No. 2) 1975, and shall be included among the Acts that may be cited as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1975.

3. This Act may be cited as the Constitution Act (No. 2), 1975.

[Note: Section 3 (in italics) was repealed and the new section substituted by the Constitution Act, 1982 (No. 44 infra).]

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