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1982 Canadian Constitution Dollar

1982 Canadian Constitution DollarThe colony of Canada received its first full constitution in the Constitutional Act of 1791 which established much of the composition of the government. This was later superseded by the British North America Act in 1867 which established the Dominion of Canada.

In 1931, the British Parliament passed the Statute of Westminster. This Act gave all dominion countries equal legislative authority with the United Kingdom. This was followed up in 1982, when the British Parliament passed the Canada Act, giving up all remaining constitutional and legislative authority over Canada. The enactment of the Canada Act is often referred to in Canada as the 'patriation' of the constitution and it was largely due to the work of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada at the time.

1982 Canadian Constitution Dollar

Endorsed by all the provincial governments except Quebec's, this was an Act by the Canadian Parliament requesting full political independence from Britain. Part V of this Act created a constitution-amending formula that did not require an Act by the British Parliament.

Further, Part I of this Act is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which outlines the civil rights and liberties of every citizen in Canada, such as freedom of expression, of religion, and of mobility. Part II deals with the rights of Canada's Aboriginal peoples.

1982 Canadian Constitution Dollar
The coin depicts the Fathers of Confederation, meeting in Charlottown, Prince Edward Island in 1867 to ratify the British North America Act, creating the Dominion of Canada. It was painted by Robert Harris in 1883.
1982 Canadian Constitution Dollar
The Constitution Act, 1982, which included the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, was brought into force by Queen Elizabeth II in Ottawa on April 17, 1982.

Canada, brilliant uncirculated 1982 "Repatriation of the Constitution" cased nickel dollar. It comes in a purple velvet presentation case.

$9.95 CDN


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