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In 1931, Canada achieved near total independence from the United Kingdom with the Statute of Westminster 1931 , but at the time, Canada decided to allow the British Parliament to temporarily retain the power to amend Canada's constitution, on request from the Parliament of Canada . With the Constitution Act 1982 , Canada took over that authority (as the conclusion of Patriation ), removing the last remaining ties of legal dependence on the Parliament of the United Kingdom , giving the country full sovereignty.

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