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What requirements do the Canadian territories need to meet in order to become provinces? Does each have to have a population of 100,000? Obviously, when the Yukon and Nunavut become provinces, their names will stay the same, but the Northwest Territories will have to be given a new name. The Northwest Province would be stupid. I don't like how Newfoundland and Labrador is one province with a name for each part.

When will the territories become provinces? I'm tired of calling them territories.

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The territories will become provinces when the constitution is amended to make them provinces. That's it.

Why would the Constitution need a change to convert a territory but not to create a new territory (Nunavut)?

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What requirements do the Canadian territories need to meet in order to become provinces? Does each have to have a population of 100,000? Obviously, when the Yukon and Nunavut become provinces, their names will stay the same, but the Northwest Territories will have to be given a new name. The Northwest Province would be stupid. I don't like how Newfoundland and Labrador is one province with a name for each part.

When will the territories become provinces? I'm tired of calling them territories.

No the constitution just needs to be ratified with them as provinces.

Like this but a few other changes...

http://www.solon.org/Constitutions/Canada/English/ca_1999-na.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amendments_to_the_Constitution_of_Canada

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What should the Northwest Territories be called when it becomes a province?

What makes you think that?

Lots of natives up there, why would they want to be raped by a province? Or is that to oppose being raped by the federal govt.

The treaties are with the federal govt. why would they want to have to deal with a new player?

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They wouldn't. Did you think First Nations on lands within current provincial borders have their treaties with the relevant provincial crown?

Yup.

Those after 1867 tend to be that category. For example those in Northern Ontario, Northern Quebec and British Columbia.

While in the Territories it is the Federal Government.

The older treaties are with the UK.

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A province with a compound name: Newfoundland and Labrador. Why couldn't they just call the whole thing Newfoundland or Labrador? Michigan has two separate parts, but they called the whole state just Michigan. Nunavut have lots of islands, but the whole thing was called Nunavut. Are there any other examples anywhere in the world of a province or state with a compound name like Newfoundland and Labrador?

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Are there any other examples anywhere in the world of a province or state with a compound name like Newfoundland and Labrador?

Trinidad and Tobago

Antigua and Barbuda

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sao Tome and Principe

And those are just nation states...

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Whose decision will it be to amend the constitution to make them provinces? Is it solely the Prime Minister or does it have to be voted on in Parliament? Would it be voted on in the house or the senate? Both?

The prime minister cannot pass or amend laws. Bills require the assent of the House of Commons, the Senate, and the governor general before they can become law.

The constitution sets out additional requirements for the amendment of the constitution; section 42.1 of the Constitution Act 1982 outlines: "An amendment to the Constitution of Canada in relation to [the establishment of new provinces] may be made only [by proclamation issued by the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada where so authorized by... resolutions of the Senate and House of Commons; and resolutions of the legislative assemblies of at least two-thirds of the provinces that have, in the aggregate, according to the then latest general census, at least fifty per cent of the population of all the provinces]..."

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A province with a compound name: Newfoundland and Labrador. Why couldn't they just call the whole thing Newfoundland or Labrador? Michigan has two separate parts, but they called the whole state just Michigan. Nunavut have lots of islands, but the whole thing was called Nunavut. Are there any other examples anywhere in the world of a province or state with a compound name like Newfoundland and Labrador?

Why do you care so much?

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Yup.

Those after 1867 tend to be that category. For example those in Northern Ontario, Northern Quebec and British Columbia.

While in the Territories it is the Federal Government.

The older treaties are with the UK.

The treaties for FN within provinces are still with the Federal goverment however I think the FN negotiate with the provinces for resource sharing.

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The treaties for FN within provinces are still with the Federal goverment however I think the FN negotiate with the provinces for resource sharing.

They are not with the federal government, however Indian Affairs manages treaty responsibilities of the federal government.

nd whereas Great Frauds and abuses have been committed in purchasing

lands of the Indians, to the great prejudice of our interests, and to

the great dissatisfaction of the said Indians; In order, therefore, to

prevent such irregularities for the future, and to the End that the

Indians may be convinced of our justice and determined resolution to

remove all reasonable cause of discontent, we do, with the advice of

our privy council strictly enjoin and require, that no private person

do presume to make any purchase from the said Indians of any Lands

reserved to the said Indians, within those parts of our Colonies

where, we have thought proper to allow settlement; but that, if at any

Time any of the said Indians should be inclined to dispose of the said

Lands, the same shall be purchased only for us, in our name, at some

public meeting or assembly of the said Indians, to be held for the

purpose by the Governor or Commander in Chief of our Colonies

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