March - BNA Act created Dominion of Canada

Date: 
March 29, 1867
The British parliament passed the British North America Act creating the self-governing Dominion of Canada. The Act gave provinces the primary jurisdiction over labour laws and this same jurisdictional separation exist today under Canada’s 1982 Constitutional Act. As such, approximately 85 percent of the Canadian workforce is covered by provincial labour laws while federal labour law covers about 15 percent of the workforce employed in industries that are inter-provincial or come under federal authority. This includes banking, transportation, television and radio broadcasting, telecommunications, postal services, customs, grain elevators, the federal civil service and federal crown corporations.

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