Act of Union and the 1854

“An Act to empower the Legislature of Canada to alter the Constitution of the Legislative Council for that Province, and for other Purposes.”

[11th August 1854.]

The beginning of it is quoted from the 1840 Act of Union.

‘WHEREAS an Act of the Session of Parliament golden in the Third and Fourth years of Her Majesty Chapter Thirty-five “to reunite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada,” provides amongst other things for the Establishment of a Legislative Council in the Province of Canada, consisting of Members summoned thereto by the Governor, under the Authority of Her Majesty as therein specified: And whereas it is expedient that the Legislature of the said Province should be empowered to alter the Constitution of the said Legislative Council: And whereas the said Act requires Amendment in other respect:’ Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same as follows: