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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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He was able to secure the support of Premier William Davis (Ontario) and Premier Richard Hatfield (New Brunswick) for a patriation package.
Finally we come to the three parts of the amending formula (sections 43, 44, and 45) that have been the basis of nearly all the constitutional amending action that has taken place since Patriation.
Similarly, in the Patriation Reference, the Court stated that "[h]ow Houses of Parliament proceed.
While opposition to patriation in the absence of Aboriginal rights inclusion was only one of many such problems facing Trudeau, it was "particularly troubling because of its combination of moral and legal arguments" which had found significant appeal both in Canada and Britain (Sanders 1984: 314).
Its own decision thereby paved the way for the very patriation process that "enhanced the Court's role under the Constitution and confirmed its status as a constitutionally protected institution".
All the provinces except Quebec accepted the application of section 23 in the November 5, 1980 accord agreeing to the patriation of the Constitution, including the entrenchment of the Canadian Charter.
Since patriation of the Constitution in 1982, courts in Canada have been spelling out consultation and accommodation required when a project might infringe on First Nations aboriginal and treaty rights.
In fact, there are several such stories about Canada: discovery; the founding nations; continental distinctiveness; international influence; demographic diversity; and, finally, constitutional patriation, (2) which recognizes the essential role played by Aboriginal peoples.
The struggle to entrench those rights led to an intense period of national and international lobbying during the recent deliberations concerning the patriation of the Canadian constitution.
Since the patriation of the Charter in 1982, the Supreme Court of Canada has equated language rights with free expression and cultural identity.
Well, discussions over the patriation of the British North America Act, adding a bill of rights to the Constitution, improving Canadian federalism.
Canada and the Constitution 1979-1982: Patriation and the charter of rights, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1982.