Union with Quebec Act (Baustralia)

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Union with Quebec Act (Baustralia)
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Long titleAn Act regarding the Union of the Crowns of the Kingdom of Baustralia and the Second Kingdom of Quebec and Versailles; regarding the Terms of Merging; regarding the Terms of Separation; regarding Law of Succession; regarding Terms of the King of Quebec and Versailles
Citation3 John 1 c. 9
Introduced byHarrison Pickles, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Territorial extent Baustralia
Dates
Royal assent6 July 2019
CommencementUpon the signing of the King of Quebec
Status: Not yet in force

The Union with Quebec Act (Baustralia) is an Act of Parliament introduced in the House of Commons of Baustralia, by conservative MP Harrison Pickles on 6 July 2019, then assented by John I that evening. The Act was written by John I and Aidan I and introduced by Harrison Pickles as a Commons bill.

Summary

The first three paragraphs state the territorial extent, which is the Kingdom of Baustralia only, the Short Title, and that the act will come into force upon the Assent of the King of Quebec and Versailles. This is not to be confused with the Royal Assent required for a Bill to become an Act, and has already been royally assented.

Terms of Merging

The Terms of Merging (paragraphs 4–9) is a section stating the two kingdoms will merge into one Kingdom known as the United Kingdom of Baustralia and Quebec, or Baustralia for short. The Baustralia territory would become the Country of Baustralia, and the two constituent countries of Quebec and Versailles would merge into one Country of Quebec and Versailles.

It also states that a National Assembly of some sort shall be founded and will be the Assembly for Members of the Quebec National Assembly. It shall be chaired by a Minister of Parliament deemed as the First Minister, a member of the governing party in Parliament who will hold a seat in both Legislatures. It also states that the duties of an equivalent position for Baustralia shall fall upon the Prime Minister. Also, it states that no Act of National Assembly shall override an Act of Parliament, but may supplement or provide Law for ungoverned things. As the First Minister is a Member of Parliament also, he may introduce laws pertaining to Quebec only.

Lastly, it states that Peers in Quebec may still hold their title as a courtesy title, but are no longer considered peers, however they may petition the Crown to have their peerage recreated. Also, Members of the to-be-dissolved Quebecois Armed Forces who don't hold rank in Baustralia shall be able to join the Baustralian Armed Forces and keep their rank. Therefore, Aidan I would be ranked as a Warrant officer, his Baustralian rank, instead of Field Marshal, his equivalent Quebecois rank.

Terms of Separation

The Terms of Separation (paragraph 10) is a single-paragraph section stating either of the countries may separate provided they hold a referendum under the terms of the Separation Act modified so that Baustralian citizens must also be a part of the voting referendum.

Law of Succession

The Law of Succession (paragraphs 11–14) is a section stating the Crown of Quebec and Versailles will fall upon the King of Baustralia and never upon the King of Quebec or his descendants, that it will follow male-preference primogeniture and abide by the Succession Law (Modifications) Act. It also states that any Aidan's to reign in the future will have a Baustralian numeral and a Quebecois numeral, with the highest first, for example, the next Aidan to reign may be known as Aidan II&I, II for being the second to reign in Quebec, and I for being the first to reign in Baustralia. The regnal calendar shall use the Baustralian numeral always.

Terms of the King of Quebec and Versailles

The Terms of the King of Quebec and Versailles (paragraphs 15–21) is a section where the King of Quebec and Versailles would be able to state his award for allowing this Union to take place. It contains proses on the demonyms of citizens in Quebec and Baustralia, Quebecois and Baustralian respectively; that Quebec shall have its own system of road networks and transportation systems; that the capital of Quebec shall remain Citadelle, and the capital of Baustralia shall remain Cascadia, and the capital of the whole union shall be Cascadia. Lastly, it defines that the official language in Quebec is French.

Text

Text as enacted
Chapter 9 - An Act regarding the Union of the Crowns of the Kingdom of Baustralia and the Second Kingdom of Quebec and Versailles; regarding the Terms of Merging; regarding the Terms of Separation; regarding Law of Succession; regarding Terms of the King of Quebec and Versailles

Be it enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

 1. This Act extends to Baustralia only.
 2. This Act may be cited as the Union with Quebec Act, 2019.
 3. This Act shall come into force upon the Royal Assent of Aidan I of Quebec as well.
Terms of Merging
 4. The Kingdom of Baustralia and the Second Kingdom of Quebec and Versailles shall merge into one sovereign state known as the United Kingdom of Baustralia and Quebec or Baustralia for short.
 5. The current territory of Baustralia shall become a country within Baustralia known simply as Baustralia.
 6. The countries of Quebec and Versailles shall merge into one country known as Quebec and Versailles, or for short, either Quebec, or Versailles.
 7. The countries of Baustralia and Quebec shall be governed by the current sitting Parliament of Baustralia.
 8. A national assembly shall be founded in Quebec and consist of the Members of Parliament who reside in Quebec.
a. A minister of Parliament will be appointed to govern Quebec as it’s First Minister. They will be a member of the governing party, and chair the national assembly.
b. The First Minister of Baustralia shall not be created, but the duties thereof shall fall upon the Prime Minister.
c. Only the First Minister will have a seat in Baustralian Parliament.
d. The National Assembly cannot override a law passed in Baustralian Parliament. However, the First Minister can propose an Act in the said Parliament to exempt Quebec from a law.
e. Peers in Quebec are no longer considered peers, however, may continue to use their styles as courtesy titles. Former peers can request to have their peerage recreated in Baustralia.
 9. Members of the now dissolved Quebecois Armed Forces may become members of the Baustralian Armed Forces and report to the Sovereign or a recruiter to join. They shall be allowed to keep their rank.
Terms of Separation
10. After a referendum as described in the Seperation Act (2 John 1 c. 17) has been done, with the modifications that an Act of Parliament must be passed through Parliament effectively repealing this Act, and that the population shall also include those in the Country of Baustralia.
Law of Succession
11. The law of succession shall follow that of the Kings and Queens of the Kingdom of Baustralia and shall not fall upon the King of Quebec.
12. The law of succession shall follow male-preference primogeniture in accordance with the Modifications to the Succession Law of Baustralia (2 John 1 c. 11).
13. Any monarchs in the future with the regnal name Aidan shall use Aidan II & I, I being the first Aidan to reign in Baustralia though the second to reign in Quebec. Monarchs after this shall follow suit.
a. The order of the regnal number shall be the highest number followed by the lowest number.
14. Parliamentary citations will continue to use the Baustralian regnal calendar and thence use the Baustralian numeral, i.e. 1 Aidan 1 rather than 1 Aidan 2&1.
Terms of the King of Quebec and Versailles
15. Citizens of Quebec shall still be referred to as “Quebecois”.
16. In a similar manner, citizens of Baustralia shall be referred to as “Baustralians”.
17. Quebec will have its own system of transportation and road networks.
18. The capital of Quebec shall remain as Citadelle.
19. The capital of Baustralia shall remain as Cascadia.
20. The capital of the United Kingdom of Baustralia and Quebec shall be Cascadia.
21. The official language of Quebec will remain French.
Text as revised
Chapter 9 - An Act regarding the Union of the Crowns of the Kingdom of Baustralia and the Second Kingdom of Quebec and Versailles; regarding the Terms of Merging; regarding the Terms of Separation; regarding Law of Succession; regarding Terms of the King of Quebec and Versailles

Be it enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

 1. This Act extends to Baustralia only.
 2. This Act may be cited as the Union with Quebec Act, 2019.
 3. This Act shall come into force upon the Royal Assent of Aidan I of Quebec as well.
 4. While this Act refers to the Second Kingdom of Quebec and Versailles, this shall include any changes to name, form of government, or change of head of state.
Terms of Merging
 5. The Kingdom of Baustralia and the Second Kingdom of Quebec and Versailles shall merge into one sovereign state known as the United Kingdom of Baustralia and Quebec or Baustralia for short.
 6. The current territory of Baustralia shall become a country within Baustralia known simply as Baustralia.
 7. The countries of Quebec and Versailles shall merge into one country known as Quebec and Versailles, or for short, either Quebec, or Versailles.
 8. The countries of Baustralia and Quebec shall be governed by the current sitting Parliament of Baustralia.
 9. A national assembly shall be founded in Quebec and consist of the Members of Parliament who reside in Quebec.
a. A minister of Parliament will be appointed to govern Quebec as it’s First Minister. They will be a member of the governing party, and chair the national assembly.
b. The First Minister of Baustralia shall not be created, but the duties thereof shall fall upon the Prime Minister.
c. Only the First Minister will have a seat in Baustralian Parliament.
d. The National Assembly cannot override a law passed in Baustralian Parliament. However, the First Minister can propose an Act in the said Parliament to exempt Quebec from a law.
e. Peers in Quebec are no longer considered peers, however, may continue to use their styles as courtesy titles. Former peers can request to have their peerage recreated in Baustralia.
10. Members of the now dissolved Quebecois Armed Forces may become members of the Baustralian Armed Forces and report to the Sovereign or a recruiter to join. They shall be allowed to keep their rank.
Terms of Separation
11. After a referendum as described in the Seperation Act (2 John 1 c. 17) has been done, with the modifications that an Act of Parliament must be passed through Parliament effectively repealing this Act, and that the population shall also include those in the Country of Baustralia.
Law of Succession
12. The law of succession shall follow that of the Kings and Queens of the Kingdom of Baustralia and shall not fall upon the King of Quebec.
13. The law of succession shall follow male-preference primogeniture in accordance with the Modifications to the Succession Law of Baustralia (2 John 1 c. 11).
14. Any monarchs in the future with the regnal name Aidan shall use Aidan II & I, I being the first Aidan to reign in Baustralia though the second to reign in Quebec. Monarchs after this shall follow suit.
a. The order of the regnal number shall be the highest number followed by the lowest number.
15. Parliamentary citations will continue to use the Baustralian regnal calendar and thence use the Baustralian numeral, i.e. 1 Aidan 1 rather than 1 Aidan 2&1.
Terms of the King of Quebec and Versailles
16. Citizens of Quebec shall still be referred to as “Quebecois”.
17. In a similar manner, citizens of Baustralia shall be referred to as “Baustralians”.
18. Quebec will have its own system of transportation and road networks.
19. The capital of Quebec shall remain as Citadelle.
20. The capital of Baustralia shall remain as Cascadia.
21. The capital of the United Kingdom of Baustralia and Quebec shall be Cascadia.
22. The official language of Quebec will remain French.