Search Legislation

Canada Act 1982

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Amendment by general procedure

42(1)An amendment to the Constitution of Canada in relation to the following matters may be made only in accordance with subsection 38(1):

(a)the principle of proportionate representation of the provinces in the House of Commons prescribed by the Constitution of Canada ;

(b)the powers of the Senate and the method of selecting Senators ;

(c)the number of members by which a province is entitled to be represented in the Senate and the residence qualifications of Senators ;

(d)subject to paragraph 41(d), the Supreme Court of Canada ;

(e)the extension of existing provinces into the territories ; and

(f)notwithstanding any other law or practice, the establishment of new provinces.

Exception

(2)Subsections 38(2) to (4) do not apply in respect of amendments in relation to matters referred to in subsection (1).

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources