Constitution Act, 1982

In 1982, the Queen and the Right Honourable Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister, signed the Constitution Act, 1982, which includes the British North America Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Constitution Act is difficult to change. For some parts of the Act, the Senate, the House of Commons and all provinces must agree to any amendments (changes). Other parts can be changed with the agreement of the Senate, the House of Commons and at least seven provinces with more than 50% of the total population of all the provinces.


List some of the rules or laws that affect you. Does your family or your school have rules? Are these rules written down? Who is responsible for enforcing the rules? Are these rules easy to change? What would happen if the rules were easy to change?