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VI. Distribution of Legislative Powers



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VI. Distribution of Legislative Powers
Powers of the Parliament




91. It shall be lawful for the Queen, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate and House of Commons, to make Laws for the Peace, Order, and good Government of Canada, in relation to all Matters not coming within the Classes of Subjects by this Act assigned exclusively to the Legislatures of the Provinces; and for greater Certainty, but not so as to restrict the Generality of the foregoing Terms of this Section, it is hereby declared that (notwithstanding anything in this Act) the exclusive Legislative Authority of the Parliament of Canada extends to all Matters coming within the Classes of Subjects next hereinafter enumerated; that is to say, -

1. The Public Debt and Property.2. The Regulation of Trade and Commerce.3. The raising of Money by any Mode or System of Taxation.4. The borrowing of Money on the Public Credit.5. Postal Service.6. The Census and Statistics.7. Militia, Military and Naval Service, and Defence…14. Currency and Coinage.15. Banking, Incorporation of Banks, and the Issue of Paper Money.24. Indians and Lands reserved for the Indians…26. Marriage and Divorce. 27. The Criminal Law, except the Constitution of Courts of Criminal Jurisdiction, but including the Procedure in Criminal Matters.



IX. Miscellaneous Provisions
133. Either the English or the French Language may be used by any Person in the Debates of the House of the Parliament of Canada and of the Houses of the Legislature of Quebec; and both those Languages shall be used in the respective Records and Journals of those Houses; and either of those Languages may be used by any Person or in any Pleading or Process in or issuing from any Court of Canada established under this Act, and in or from all or any of the Courts of Quebec.

The Acts of the Parliament of Canada and of the Legislature of Quebec shall be printed and published in both those Languages.







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