Canada: Polity Style: 1867-2021

1 Jul 1867 provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick constituted a dominion under the name of Canada on the date (1 Jul 1867) appointed by a royal proclamation of 22 May 1867 issued in accordance with The British North America Act, 1867 (passed by the House of Lords of the United Kingdom on 26 Feb 1867; passed by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom with amendments on 9 Mar 1867; amendments agreed to by the House of Lords on 12 Mar 1867; received royal assent on 29 Mar 1867) (Canada Gazette, No. 1, 1 Jul 1867, pp. 1-3) [1]
1 Jul 1867 - Canada [2]
11 Dec 1931 legislative independence of Canada from the United Kingdom is achieved upon the passing and enactment of the Statute of Westminster, 1931 (passed by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom on 24 Nov 1931; passed by the House of Lords of the United Kingdom with amendments on 3 Dec 1931; amendments agreed to by the House of Commons on 8 Dec 1931; received royal assent on 11 Dec 1931) [3][4]

[1] Full title: An Act for the Union of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Government thereof, and for purposes connected therewith.
[2] Also in official use: Dominion of Canada; this usage became obsolete by 17 Apr 1982, the day when the Constitution Act received royal assent.
[3] Full title: An Act to give effect to certain resolutions passed by Imperial Conferences held in the years 1926 and 1930.
[4] The amendments of the British North America Acts (i.e. Canada's Constitution) remained exclusively the preserve of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until passage of the Constitution Act, 1982.
Last updated on: 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00