posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 09:15 AM
I'm sorry we do, i'm used to it being called the British North American Act...
But it's now called the constitution... go figure.
The founders of Canada were determined to create a strong central government while, at the same time, assigning substantive powers to provincial
legislatures that would enable them to maintain their identity, culture and institutions. They gave the federal Parliament jurisdiction over defence
and foreign policy, trade, transportation, communications and Indians and Indian lands. Parliament was also granted certain extraordinary powers, such
as the broad authority "to make laws for the peace, order and good government of Canada," the right to disallow provincial legislation, and to
declare local undertakings to be for the general advantage and thus to fall under federal jurisdiction (for example, the regulation of sales of
alcohol or firearms).
They didn't write it under god or recognize him because it was british. and they were all about the queen...
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Great Britain was the court of final appeal for Canada until 1949 when full authority was transferred
to the Supreme Court of Canada. It rendered some 120 decisions on the distribution of legislative powers