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Month: February 1968

Constitutional Conference – First Meeting – Proceedings – Wednesday Morning

Click here to view the original document (PDF). [Page 359] FIFTH SESSION: WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7 Questions of Regional Disparity (continued) The Right Honourable L.B. Pearson: We have on our agenda the question of regional disparity. Mr. Robichaud, would you like to say a few words on that? Honourable L.J. Robichaud: Mr. Prime Minister: In my opening statement, I touched upon the problem of regional disparities. In this Conference and at the Confederation of Tomorrow Conference, a constant theme has been that we cannot achieve a sound federalism as long… Read more Constitutional Conference – First Meeting – Proceedings – Wednesday Morning

Constitutional Conference – First Meeting – Proceedings – Appendices

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Constitutional Conference – First Meeting – Proceedings – Wednesday Afternoon

You may also be interested in: Documents from the Constitutional Conference of February, 1968 Documents from 1968 Documents from other Constitutional Conferences Documents on Bilingualism and Biculturalism Click here to view the original document (PDF). [Page 463] SIXTH SESSION: WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON RIGHTS OF CANADIANS Recommendations of Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism (continued) The Right Honourable L.B. Pearson: I would like to begin by reporting to the conference on the changes we have made to these five paragraphs in the light of the observations made before lunch by certain members… Read more Constitutional Conference – First Meeting – Proceedings – Wednesday Afternoon

Constitutional Conference – First Meeting – Proceedings – Tuesday Morning

Click here to view the original document (PDF). [Page 205] THIRD SESSION: TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 6 DISCUSSION OF OPENING STATEMENTS The Right Honourable L.B. Pearson: Yesterday we heard general statements from all the heads of governments, and before we proceed to anything else, I think I should find out whether there is any member of the Conference who would like to make any comment on any of these statements. As a matter of fact, I believe Mr. Johnson would like to have a word. So I will give him the… Read more Constitutional Conference – First Meeting – Proceedings – Tuesday Morning

Constitutional Conference – First Meeting – Proceedings – Tuesday Afternoon

Click here to view the original document (PDF). [Page 251] FOURTH SESSION: TUESDAY AFTERNOON RIGHTS OF CANADIANS — Recommendations of Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism The Right Honourable L.B. Pearson: Perhaps before we resume our discussions I should recapitulate the decision we made during the half hour or so we were in executive session. We discussed the procedure in dealing with the agenda this afternoon. After we complete Item 2, we would go on to Item 4 — Questions of Regional Disparity; then on to 3, and then to… Read more Constitutional Conference – First Meeting – Proceedings – Tuesday Afternoon

Consensus on Language Rights February 1968

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Federalism for the Future, A Statement of Policy by the Government of Canada

Click here to view the original document (PDF). FEDERALISM FOR THE FUTURE A statement of Policy by the Government of Canada THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE, 1968 Ottawa, February 5, 6 and 7 [Page 2] It is most appropriate, in these opening months of Canada’s second century as a federation, that the Prime Minister of Canada and the first ministers of the ten provinces should meet to consider the measures that can be taken to make the achievements of our second century even greater and richer than the first. It is fitting… Read more Federalism for the Future, A Statement of Policy by the Government of Canada

First Ministers’ Constitutional Conference- Brief on the Constitution

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