Constitution Act of Canada

(1867)

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Impact

The Constitution Act of 1867 was the final step in a century-long process of unifying Britain's remaining North American colonies into an autonomous, self-governing nation. Over the course of the next century, numerous acts titled British North America Act, each with a date appended, continued the process of settling Canada's relationship with Great Britain and of amending the original act. Interestingly, the delegates to the various conferences that forged the Constitution Act...