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This Act is current to May 14, 2024

Constitutional Amendment Approval Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 67

1Referendum to precede resolution for constitutional change


WHEREAS Canadians are involved in reassessing the Constitution of Canada;

AND WHEREAS the Constitution of Canada is the Supreme Law of Canada;

AND WHEREAS constitutional amendment has an impact on all British Columbians;

AND WHEREAS it is essential that the Constitution of Canada reflect the values of British Columbians and that British Columbians have an opportunity to indicate their views on any proposed constitutional amendment;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

Referendum to precede resolution for constitutional change

1   The government must not introduce a motion for a resolution of the Legislative Assembly authorizing an amendment to the Constitution of Canada unless a referendum has first been conducted under the Referendum Act with respect to the subject matter of that resolution.