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British North America Act

The British North America Act was the name used for two acts of the British Parliament passed in 1867 and 1871 to delegate self-government powers to the Dominion of Canada. Canada and the other British dominions achieved full independence only with the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931.

In 1982, upon the passage of the Constitution Act of 1982[?], the names of the British North America Acts were changed to the "Constitution Acts," and together with the 1982 act they became known as the Canadian Constitution.



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