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In British Coal Corporation v The King  AC 500, a case concerning the ability of Parliament to legislate for Canada in breach of the Statute of Westminster, s 4, Lord Sankey said:
'It is doubtless true that the power of the Imperial [i.e. Westminster] Parliament to pass on its own initiative any legislation that it thought fit extending to Canada remains in theory unimpaired: indeed, the Imperial Parliament could, as a matter of abstract law, repeal or disregard s 4 of the Statute ... But that is theory and has no relation to realities.'
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