Canada Act, 1982
Constitution Act, 1982
1982, c. 11 (U.K.)
[29th March 1982]
An Act to give effect to a request by the Senate and House of
Commons of Canada
Whereas Canada has requested and consented to the enactment of
an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom to give effect
to the provisions hereinafter set forth and the Senate and the
House of Commons of Canada in Parliament assembled have submitted
an address to Her Majesty requesting that Her Majesty may graciously
be pleased to cause a Bill to be laid before the Parliament of
the United Kingdom for that Purpose.
Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,
by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and
by the authority of the same, as follows:
1. The Constitution Act, 1982 set out in schedule B to this Act
is hereby enacted for and shall have the force of law in Canada
and shall come unto force as provided in that Act.
2. No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after
the Constitution Act, 1982 comes into force shall extend to Canada
as part of its law.
3. So far as it is not contained in Schedule B, the French version
of this Act is set out in Schedule A to this Act and has the same
authority in Canada as the English version thereof.
4. This Act may be cited as the Canada Act 1982.
Loi de 1982 sur Le Canada
CONSTITUTION ACT, 1982