Constitutional History of Canada

The constitutional history of Canada begins with the 1763 Treaty of Paris, in which France ceded most of New France to Great Britain. Canada was the colony along the St Lawrence River, part of present-day Ontario and Quebec. Its government underwent many structural changes over the following century. In 1867 Canada became the name of the new federal Dominion extending ultimately from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Arctic coasts. Canada obtained legislative autonomy from the United Kingdom in 1931, and had its constitution (including a new rights charter) patriated in 1982. Canada's constitution includes the amalgam of constitutional law spanning this history.

Read more about Constitutional History Of CanadaTreaty of Paris (1763), Royal Proclamation (1763), Quebec Act (1774), Constitutional Act (1791), Act of Union (1840), British North America Act (1867), Patriation: Canada Act (1982), Constitutional Reform and Upheaval (1982 Onwards)

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