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Section 4 Canadian Constitution Act 1982 (Charter of Rights and Freedoms)

OTHER CANADIAN LAWS 1. Rights and freedoms in Canada. 2. Fundamental freedoms. 3. Democratic rights of citizens. 4. Maximum duration of legislative bodies. 5. Annual sitting of legislative bodies. 6. Mobility of citizens. 7. Life, liberty and security of person. 8. Search or seizure. 9. Detention or imprisonment. 10. Arrest or detention. 11. Proceedings in criminal and penal matters. 12. Treatment or punishment. 13. Self-crimination. 14. Interpreter. 15. Equality before and under law and equal protection and benefit of law. 16. Official languages of Canada. 16.1. English and French linguistic communities in New Brunswick. 17. Proceedings of Parliament. 18. Parliamentary statutes and records. 19. Proceedings in courts established by Parliament. 20. Communications by public with federal institutions. 21. Continuation of existing constitutional provisions. 22. Rights and privileges preserved. 23. Language of instruction. 24. Enforcement of guaranteed rights and freedoms. 25. Aboriginal rights and freedoms not affected by Charter. 26. Other rights and freedoms not affected by Charter. 27. Multicultural heritage. 28. Rights guaranteed equally to both sexes. 29. Rights respecting certain schools preserved. 30. Application to territories and territorial authorities. 31. Legislative powers not extended. 32. Application of Charter. 33. Exception where express declaration. 34. Citation. 35. Recognition of existing aboriginal and treaty rights. 35.1. Commitment to participation in constitutional conference. 36. Commitment to promote equal opportunities. 37. Repealed. 38. General procedure for amending Constitution of Canada. 39. Restriction on proclamation. 40. Compensation. 41. Amendment by unanimous consent. 42. Amendment by general procedure. 43. Amendment of provisions relating to some but not all provinces. 44. Amendments by Parliament. 45. Amendments by provincial legislatures. 46. Initiation of amendment procedures. 47. Amendments without Senate resolution. 48. Advice to issue proclamation. 49. Constitutional conference. 50. Section 92A, Constitution Act, 1867 51. Sixth Schedule, Constitution Act, 1867 52. Primacy of Constitution of Canada. 53. Repeals and new names. 54. Repeal and consequential amendments. 55. French version of Constitution of Canada. 56. English and French versions of certain constitutional texts. 57. English and French versions of this Act. 58. Commencement. 59. Commencement of paragraph 23(1)(a) in respect of Quebec. 60. Short title and citations. 61. References Schedule (Not available)

Section 4 Constitution Act 1982

Section 4 Constitution Act 1982 is about Maximum duration of legislative bodies. It also states continuation in certain circumstances. It is under Part I (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) and Democratic Rights of the Act.

Maximum duration of legislative bodies

(1) No House of Commons and no legislative assembly shall continue for longer than five years from the date fixed for the return of the writs at a general election of its members.

See also  Section 38 Constitution Act 1982 (Procedure for Amending Constitution)

Continuation in special circumstances

In time of real or apprehended war, invasion or insurrection, a House of Commons may be continued by Parliament and a legislative assembly may be continued by the legislature beyond five years if such continuation is not opposed by the votes of more than one-third of the members of the House of Commons or the legislative assembly, as the case may be.


See also:

Section 3 Constitution Act 1982

Section 2 Constitution Act 1982

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