Constitutional Timeline

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Battle of the Plains of Abraham

1759

British assimilation - Royal Proclamation

1763

Quebec Act

1774

Constitutional Act creates Upper & Lower Canada

1791

Lord Durham's Report

1838

Act of Union incorporates Lord Durham's ideas

1840

72 Resolutions passed - basis for BNA Act

1864

Confederation - British North America Act

1867

Red River Rebellion

1870

Judicial Council of the Privy Council Decisions- Russel & Hodge v. Regina

1883

Northwest Rebellion; execution of Louis Riel

1885

First Interprovincial Conference

1887

Manitoba Schools Act

1890

Regulation 17 in Ontario

1913

Conscription Crisis - First World War

1917

Statue of Westminister

1931

New Brunswick rejects King's amending formula

1936

Rowell-Sirois - Dominion Provincial Relations

1937

Conscription Crisis - Second World War

1944

Start of Quiet Revolution

1960

Fulto-Favreau amending Formula

1961

Quebec rejects Fulton amending formula

1964

October Crisis

1970

Victoria Charter

1971

Separatist Parti Quebecois elected in Quebec

1976

Bill 101 in Quebec

1977

Referendum on Sovereignty - Association

1980

The Constitution is patriated

1982

Meech Lake Accord signed by Quebec June 23

1987

Failure to Ratify Meech Lake Accord

1990