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In Canada, whats is the difference between a province and territory?

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    Canucks goalposted 2 years ago

    In Canada, whats is the difference between a province and territory?

    I have visited both provinces and territories in Canada and always wondered what the difference is between them.

  2. Thief12 profile image91
    Thief12posted 2 years ago

    Provinces have constitutional power and authority through the 1867 Constitution Act, whereas Territories have powers delegated by the federal government.

    To change the powers and authorities of a province requires a constitutional amendment, probably through a referendum, whereas the powers of a territory can be changed unilaterally by the Federal Parliament.

    Provinces are considered co-sovereign divisions, whereas territories are not sovereign, but only parts of the federal realm.

    1. connorj profile image76
      connorjposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent answer!

    2. Thief12 profile image91
      Thief12posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!

 
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