The act, also known as the BNA Act, comprises a major part of the Constitution of Canada
The Act entails the original creation of a federal dominion and sets the framework for much of the operation of the Government of Canada, including its Federal structure, the House of Commons, the Senate, the justice system, and the taxation system
British North America Act, 1871
This act gave Canada the power to establish new provinces and territories, and to change provincial boundaries with the affected province's consent
British North America Act, 1886
This act gave parliament the authority to allow the Territories of Canada to have representation in the Canadian Senate and Canadian House of Commons
British North America Act, 1907
This act regulated transfer payments by the Federal government to the smaller provinces to support their legislatures and governments.
British North America Act, 1915
Expanded the Canadian Senate by giving the Western Canadian provinces 24 Senators, the same number that had been guaranteed to Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces.
British North America Act, 1916
Thus Act extended the duration of the 12th Canadian Parliament through October 1917, beyond the normal maximum of five years
British North America Act, 1930
Gave the newer provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan rights over certain natural resources found in Federally-controlled lands.
British North America Act, 1940
This act gave the Federal government jurisdiction over Unemployment Insurance thus allowing such a program to be established on a national level
British North America Act, 1943
This Act delayed redistribution of seats in the Canadian House of Commons until the end of World War II.
British North America Act, 1946
This Act adjusted the formula for distributing seats in the Canadian House of Commons among the provinces and territories.
British North America Act, 1949
his Act allowed for the entry of Newfoundland into the Federation of Canada as its tenth Province. This Act was renamed the Newfoundland Act when the Canadian Constitution was patriated from the United Kingdom in 1982.
British North America Act, 1951
his Act gave the Federal government the power to pass legislation concerning Old Age Pensions, while also recognizing the rights of provincial legislatures to do so
British North America Act, 1952
This was the first of the British North America Acts to be enacted by the Canadian Parliament (rather than by the British Parliament)
British North America Act, 1960
This Act instituted a mandatory retirement age of 75 for all superior court judges