THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT 1840, 3-4 VICT. C. 35 (IMPERIAL). (THE ACT OF UNION.)
An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada.
(23d July 1840.)
"Whereas it is necessary that Provision be made for the good Government of the Provines of Upper Canada and Lower Canada, in such Manner, as may secure the Rights and Liberties and promote the Interests of all Classes of Her Majesty's Subjects within the same: And whereas to this end it is expedient that the said Provines be re-united and form One Province for the Purposes of Executive Government and Legislation:" Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with in this present parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, with the Advice of Her Privy Council to declare, or to authorize the Governor General of the said Two Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada to declare, by Proclamation, that the said Provinces, upon, from, and after a certain Day in such Proclamation to be appointed, which Day shall be within Fifteen Calendar Months next after the passing of this Act, shall form and be One Province, under the Name of the Province of Canada, and thenceforth the said Provinces shall constitute and be One Province, under the name aforesaid, upon, from, and after the Day so appointed as aforesaid.
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