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patriation

(Canada) the process by which laws made in the UK became accepted by Canada as law for Canada.
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Then a cry went up: the Plains should be "patriated" to Quebec, so that creating tasteless federalist celebrations out of an ignominious defeat would be history.
It was only in 1982, when Canada patriated its own constitution, that the British parliament's power to proceed to such amendments was finally revoked.
Section 35 of the patriated Canadian constitution, in recognizing Aboriginal and treaty rights, suggests for Hall a challenge that he hopes his fellow Canadians will embrace.
The old Constitution, the BNA Act, has received a facelift; it will be amended, enlarged, and patriated, or brought home from England.
The constitution was patriated yes, but Quebec remained a holdout all along.
The British North America Act of 1867 was an act of the British Parliament that served as a constitution for Canada until 1982 when the supreme constitution-making power was finally and formally patriated, transferred definitively from the United Kingdom to Canada in the Constitution Act of 1982.
First, it has itself become an object of discord, rather than of consensus, especially since it was patriated against Quebec's specific and nearly unanimous opposition.
Certainly, the perception that Quebec was intentionally left out at such a critical juncture has led to bitterness and unwillingness to embrace the patriated Constitution.
Blakeney was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1971 to 1982 and is a signatory of Canada's patriated constitution.
I did that in one major case myself when we patriated the Constitution back in 1981.
The Canadian Constitution was patriated by the Constitution Act, 1982, part of which is commonly referred to as the Charter.