The constitution Act of 1982 was different from the BNA Act of 1867 in various ways

Question 2

The constitution Act of 1982 was different from the BNA Act of 1867 in various ways. Canada’s constitution of 1982 talked about all kinds of things. These included the definition of official languages and the citizen’s individual rights. This constitution worked together with the country’s legal system to make up the country’s rules. Also, it indicated the definition of provinces that make up Canada and the powers of those respective provinces. For instance, provinces have jurisdiction over the environment and education. However, territories on the other side are made by Federal Law. That implies the territories’ power is a bit less than that of provinces. They are still represented in the federal government, but do not have governments at the provincial levels. However, there exists a huge difference that, the provinces usually vote on constitutional changes, but the territories are not capable of doing so.

            On the other side, the BNA Act of 1867 was based on the decision by Queen Victoria. She held that it would be in the best interest of every citizen participating to be involved and support the parliament format within Canada. Such a parliament was responsible for making Canadian laws and decisions. Just like the Great Britain, it has a Senate and House of Commons. Unlike the Constitution Act of 1982, the BNA Act of 1867 gave power to the representative of the Queen, known as the Governor General to disallow. That gave him mandate to revoke any government law within 2 years after its enactment. Under his mandate, assent could be withheld from a bill for duration of 2 years ultimatum. That further prevented it from becoming a law.