Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn, Constitution Amendment Proclamation, 1993, 12 March 1993 (New Brunswick Act)

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Date: 1993-03-12
By: Ray Hnatyshyn (Governor General)
Citation: Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn, Proclamation, 12 March 1993.
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Constitution Amendment, 1993 (New Brunswick)

S1/93-54 7 April, 1993


Constitution Amendment Proclamation, 1993
(New Brunswick Act)

By His Excellency the Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada

To All to Whom these Presents shall come,



A Proclamation

Whereas section 43 of the Constitution Act, 1982, provides that an amendment to the Constitution of Canada may be made by proclamation issued by the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada where so authorized by resolutions of the Senate and House of Commons and of the legislative assembly of each province to which the amendment applies;

And Whereas the Senate, the House of Commons and the Legislative Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick have, by resolution, authorized an amendment to the Constitution of Canada to be made by proclamation issued by the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada;

And Whereas the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada has advised me to issue this proclamation;

Now Know You that I do issue this proclamation amending the Constitution of Canada in accordance with the schedule hereto.

In Testimony Whereof, We have caused these Letters to be made patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

At Government House, in the City of Ottawa, this twelfth day of March in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-three.

By Command,

Registrar General of Canada

Attorney General of Canada


Prime Minister of Canada


Amendment to the Constitution of Canada

1. The “Constitution Act, 1982” is amended by adding thereto, immediately after section 16 thereof, the following section:

“16.1 (1) The English linguistic community French and the French linguistic community in New Brunswick have equality of status and equal rights and privileges, including the right to distinct educational institutions and such distinct cultural institutions as are necessary for the preservation and promotion of those communities.

(2) The role of the legislature and government legislature of New Brunswick to preserve and promote the and government status, rights and privileges referred to in subsection (1) is affirmed.”

2. This Amendment may be cited as the “Constitution Amendment, 1993 (New Brunswick)”.

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