The Quebec Act of 1774’s assurances for the preservation of its language and faith became a part of the British North America Act, 1867, when Quebec emerged as one of the four original counties of the Canadian Confederation. The state legislature and the judiciary of Quebec have adopted English and French as their official languages. State funds for a dual system that relies on Roman Catholic and Protestant religions was given to the Quebec education system. The Constitution Act of 1867 gave the provinces jurisdiction over schooling. In Quebec, religiously-based distinct education systems persisted until the 1990s, whenever the Lucien Bouchard-led Parti Québécois administration asked for a constitutional change to legally secularise the educational system along ethnic basis.