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The Amending Formula 1982

The amending formula is the set of conditions required to make changes to the constitution: A constitution is the system of fundamental principles according to which a nation, state or group is governed.Constitution. Canadian flagIn the Constitution Act of 1982 it states that a constitutional change can be made only if seven out of ten provinces representing at least 50 percent of the population of Canada agree with the proposed change.

If a province votes against the proposed change it can opt out, but if it later decides to join the majority and accept the constitutional amendment, it cannot change its mind again.

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