Talk:British North America Act 1867

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Naming[edit]

British Acts of Parliament are named without the comma. Please do not move this to "[...], 1867", "[...] (1867)", or anything else like that.
James F. (talk) 20:40, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

While I don't doubt the British convention, in Canada it is always cited as "British North America Act, 1867". The question is which country's convention should take precedence on naming the article. I'd argue it should use the Canadian form because the document is nothing less than the Constitution for the whole country while for Britian it's an act of parliament like any others. --PullUpYourSocks 01:32, 12 September 2005 (UTC)
The Act itself, before it was amended in 1982, said it should be cited as "The British North America Act, 1867" — with a comma. See [1] for example. --Mathew5000 04:45, 24 May 2006 (UTC)