Presentation on theme: "Canada’s Freedom. Before Confederation… Proclamation Act (Treaty of Paris) of 1763- All French land was handed over to the British after they won the."— Presentation transcript:
Before Confederation… Proclamation Act (Treaty of Paris) of 1763- All French land was handed over to the British after they won the 7 Years’ War. Quebec Act 1774- Made the French swear Oath of Allegiance, guaranteed free practice of Catholic faith
Colonial Ties Canada was now self-governing but Britain still controlled our foreign affairs. Most Canadians were still proud to make everything British. Went and fought for Britain in: Boer War (1899), WWI (1914), WWII (1939) French Canadians and others soon pushed for more independence… and got it.
Statute of Westminster (1931) Changed the role of the Governor-General More of a ceremonial role Canada given full control over its own laws. 2 things Britain still held until 1982: 1.Highest court of appeal in legal system 2.Canada’s constitution- (because federal and provincial governments couldn’t agree on method of making changes to it)
Bill of Rights, 1960 Canada’s early version of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Passed by Diefenbaker It was a Federal paper not a constitutional set of laws, so they were hard to enforce and easy to change. Canada was also wanting something like the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights so in 1982, something was done about it.