Québec Act, 1774
Some important sections:
- Section I: Set
new, larger boundaries for Québec.
- Section V: Allowed
free practice of Catholic faith in Québec.
- Section VII:
Replaced the oath to Elizabeth I and her heirs (with references to Protestant
faith) with one to George III (and no reference to Protestant faith); text of
- Section VIII: Maintained English law in province
as supreme "subject nevertheless to such Alterations as the Governor, Lieutenant-governor,
or Commander in Chief
shall, from Time to Time, cause to be made therein
- Sections XI-XIII: Called for the appointment of a Council, and set
terms and conditions.
- Sections XV - XVI: Ordinances need king's
assent, especially those dealing with religion.