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Constitution Section
About the Constitution

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The Canadian Constitution is composed of written and unwritten statutes, customs, judicial decisions, and tradition.  The written part of the Constitution consists of the Constitution Act, 1867, which created a federation and the division of legislative powers between the federal and provincial governments, and the Constitution Act, 1982, which transferred formal control over amendments to the Constitution from Britain to Canada, and added a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Learn about the major issues in which the Constitution was invoked, see when and how it was amended, and find out about its general history.

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Updated on: 2014.2.17

Revised on: 2014.2.17

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