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Canada's Constitutional History Crossword
An activity for use with the Canada in the Making site
Answers available in the alternate versions above.
7. The _____________ Act of 1791 created Upper and Lower
9. During the 1830s, many _____________ in Upper Canada sought responsible
10. The Family _____________ dominated government in Upper Canada.
12. In 1949, the _____________ Court of Canada finally became the
last court of appeal for Canadians.
14. Many argue that the provisions in the _____________ Act
helped keep French Canadians from joining the American Revolution.
15. General _____________ was the first governor of Québec after
16. According to the British North America Act, 1867 (renamed
the Constitution Act, 1867), Parliament has the right to
legislate for "peace, order and good _____________."
17. A constitutional amendment in 1987 was passed to give the Newfoundland
government control over _____________ schools.
21. The _____________ invasions were key in convincing Maritimers
to join Confederation.
22. It took _____________ and Saskatchewan until 1930 to get control
of their natural resources.
23. France surrendered her claims to New France in the Treaty
of _____________, 1763.
24. With the Statute of _____________, Canada ceased to be
a colony of Britain.
1. G.E. _____________ worked closely with John A. Macdonald to bring
2. Laws in New France were based on the _____________ of Paris.
3. The Act of _____________ reunited the provinces of Upper
and Lower Canada in 1840.
4. Canada's legal system is historically based on two systems: English
_______ law and French civil law.
5. Lord _____________ was sent to Canada to investigate the causes
of the 1837 rebellions.
6. Many British in the late 18th and early 19th centuries believed
that French Canadians should be _____________ into the English language
8. The "_____________ clause" in the Canadian Charter
of Rights and Freedoms allows provinces to ignore the Charter
in some cases.
9. Lord Elgin proved that he supported responsible government when
he passed the _____________ Losses Bill despite his own opposition
11. The first de facto constitution of Canada is considered to be
the Royal _____________, 1763.
13. By the late 1850s, many in Upper Canada were calling for "_______
by pop" to reflect the increase in population in their province.
18. The first part of Canada to get representative government was
_____________, in 1758.
19. Early governors in Québec faced strong opposition from British
_____________ when they tried to protect French Canadian rights.
20. When the _____________ arrived in Canada after the Revolution,
they expected to be given representative government.
21. Sections 91 to 93 of the British North America Act, 1867
(renamed the Constitution Act, 1867) divided the powers of
government between the _____________ and provincial governments.