Question - What did the British North America Act do?

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British North America Act, 1867. This legislation, passed by the British Parliament, created Canada as a new, domestically self-governing federation, consisting of the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec, on July 1, 1867. The British North America Act received Royal Assent on 29th March 1867 and went into effect 1st July 1867. The Act united the three separate territories of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into a single dominion called Canada. The Act divided the province of Canada into Quebec and Ontario. BNA Acts were passed in 1867, 1871, 1886, 1907, 1915, 1916*, 1930, 1940, 1943*, 1946*, 1949, 1949 (No. 2)*, 1951*, 1952*, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1974, 1975 and 1975 (No. 2). Those marked with (*) have since been repealed. The BNA Act was enacted on 29 March 1867. It provided for the union of three colonies — the Province of Canada (Ontario and Québec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick — into a federal state with a parliamentary system modelled on that of Britain. The British North America Act was the name used for two acts of the British Parliament passed in 1867 and 1871 to delegate self-government powers to the Dominion of Canada. Canada and the other British dominions achieved full independence only with the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931.

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/british-north-america

British North America. British North America, the term usually applied to the British colonies and territories in North America after the US became independent in 1783 until Confederation in 1867.

https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Britain-give-up-Canada-in-1931

The British North America Act (July 1, 1867, when we celebrate Canada Day) made Canada a Dominion. It defines the roles of the levels of government. But during WWI, Canada grew in stature by its contributions to the war an gradually became militarily strong enough to be able to be independent.

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/confederation

Confederation refers to the process of federal union in which the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada joined together to form the Dominion of Canada. Their work resulted in the British North America Act, Canada's Constitution. It was passed by the British Parliament.

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The Constitution Act The British North America Act of 1867 makes up the majority of Canada's Constitution. It was the first step in making Canada a separate country. The Constitution act of 1982 added amendments to the Constitution, like the Charter of Rights and Freedom. It was basically an update to the Constitution.

http://www.canadahistoryproject.ca/1867/1867-12-bna-act.html

The BNA Act laid out the structure of the government of Canada and listed the division of powers between the federal government and the provincial governments. Initially there were four provinces. Canada West became Ontario. The other two provinces were the former British colonies of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/constitution-act-1867

Confederation. The BNA Act was enacted on 29 March 1867. It provided for the union of three colonies — the Province of Canada (Ontario and Québec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick — into a federal state with a parliamentary system modelled on that of Britain.

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/distribution-of-powers

? Distribution of powers refers to the division of legislative powers and responsibilities between the two orders of government — federal and provincial — outlined in the Constitution Act, 1867.

https://www.britannica.com/event/British-North-America-Act

British North America Act, also called Constitution Act, 1867, the act of Parliament of the United Kingdom by which in 1867 three British colonies in North America—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada—were united as “one Dominion under the name of Canada” and by which provision was made that the other colonies and

https://www.cbc.ca/history/EPCONTENTSE1EP8CH1PA1LE.html

British North America. In 1860, British North America was made up of scattered colonies (Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Vancouver Island and BC merged in 1866. )

https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/the_indian_act/

While the Indian Act has undergone numerous amendments since it was first passed in 1876, today it largely retains its original form. The Indian Act is administered by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), formerly the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND).

https://lop.parl.ca/about/parliament/education/ourcountryourparliament/TeacherGuide/pdfs/booklet-Sec

Canada is a constitutional monarchy, which means that we recognize the Queen or King as the Head of State, while the Prime Minister is the Head of Government.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_Act,_1867

Section 91(28) gives Parliament exclusive power over "penitentiaries" while section 92(6) gives the provinces powers over the "prisons".