The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. Versailles, Treaty of, 1919. This was the treaty between Germany and the victorious Allied nations (including Canada ) which brought the World War to a formal close. The terms of the treaty affected Canada in a direct way only slightly. Canada obtained a small share of the indemnities to be paid by Germany ; but otherwise she asked for, and obtained, no direct benefits from the treaty in land or money. She did benefit from it, however, in the enhancement of her national status. In the Peace Conference in Paris, Sir Robert Borden insisted that ...view middle of the document...
It granted canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Australia, the Union of South Africa and the Irish Free State what amounted to independence. 1980 constitudtion
This allow Canada to make their own law.
Canada thus entered on its autonomous, its independent, existence a qualified country.
It could take any necessary political decisions; it could exercise its own jurisdiction over whatever Canadian subject it chose
Consequently, the Statute of westminster granted independence to canada except in relation to the amendment of the constitution.
*It made several key provisions:
British parliament could no longer nullify laws in the Dominions.
Dominions could make their own extra-territorial laws.
British law no longer applied to the Dominions.
The Imperial Conference of 1926 began to give legal substance to the BALFOUR REPORT declaration that Britain and the Dominions were constitutionally "equal in status."
Measure formally ending British power to legislate for Canada, approved by the British Parliament on March 25, 1982, and proclaimed by Queen Elizabeth II on April 17, 1982. The document contains the British North America Act and was approved by all the Canadian provinces except Quebec, which was denied its claim of a constitutional veto by Canada's Supreme Court.
THEME!!!! CANADA IS MOVING AWAY FROM BRITAIN, SLOWLY MATURLY BECOME A COUNTRY
Sept 1922 p320 BOthwell
Britianwant Canada help,