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Month: December 1969

First Ministers Constitutional Conference Taxing Powers (December 18, 1969)

Click here to view the original document (PDF). MANITOBA TAXING POWERS [Page 1] It is the belief of the Government of Manitoba that the taxing power must be employed in a manner to ensure that each jurisdiction has the money to carry out its responsibilities. This means that the federal government must control the major tax fields because only the federal government can effectively employ taxation as a means of ensuring economic stability and as a means of equitably redistributing the wealth of the nation. Nevertheless Manitoba accepts as a… Read more First Ministers Constitutional Conference Taxing Powers (December 18, 1969)

First Ministers’ Constitutional Conference — A Briefing Paper on Discussions within the Committee of Ministers on Fundamental Rights

Click here to view the original document (PDF). December 1969 A BRIEFING PAPER ON DISCUSSIONS WITHIN THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS FOREWORD The purpose of this document is to provide each government with a summary description of the discussions which have taken place during the first two meetings of the Committee of Ministers on Fundamental Rights. It concentrates on identifying the main points of view and ideas which arose during the discussions. In the interests of brevity, many shades of meaning and auxiliary or illustrative points which were… Read more First Ministers’ Constitutional Conference — A Briefing Paper on Discussions within the Committee of Ministers on Fundamental Rights

A Briefing Paper on Discussions within the Committee of Ministers on Fundamental Rights

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First Ministers Constitutional Conference Statement of Hon. W.N. Rowe

Click here to view the original document (PDF). REGIONAL DISPARITIES STATEMENT OF HON. W.N. ROWE, NEWFOUNDLAND The three major types of disparities in Canada which have an economic base have been identified and described on many occasions. The first is that disparity, or inequality or unfair difference which exists in Canada from individual person to individual person or from family to family in respect of income and standard of living. This type of disparity has no claim to be peculiar to any particular region of Canada, but is found in… Read more First Ministers Constitutional Conference Statement of Hon. W.N. Rowe

First Ministers Constitutional Conference – The Spending Power Suggestion Of Priority Option Grants

Click here to view the original document (PDF). MANITOBA THE SPENDING POWER (SUGGESTION OF PRIORITY OPTION GRANTS) The June 1969 Constitutional Conference, “Agreed that the Parliament of Canada should continue to have the power to make conditional grants to provincial governments, providing there is a satisfactory formula for determining a national consensus in favour of particular programs, and provided there is a satisfactory formula for compensation in non-participating provinces”. It is within this context that I wish to discuss the spending power. The Government of Manitoba believes that this Confe»… Read more First Ministers Constitutional Conference – The Spending Power Suggestion Of Priority Option Grants

Manitoba: Income Security and Social Services

Click here to view the original document (PDF). MANITOBA INCOME SECURITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES THE GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA BELIEVES THAT ANY DISCUSSION OF INCOME SECURITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES MUST BE APPROACHED WITH TWO PRINCIPLES IN MIND, EACH OF WHICH OVERRIDES FISCAL AND FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS AS WELL AS THOSE OF TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS. EACH OF THESE PRINCIPLES, WE NOTE WITH PLEASURE ARE AT LEAST INLIED IN THE FEDERAL PAPER. THE FIRST PRINCIPLE, IN OUR OPINION, IS THAT THE PURPOSE CF ANY ARRANGEMNT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF ANY DISTRIBUTION OF POWERS… Read more Manitoba: Income Security and Social Services

First Ministers Constitutional Conf. Submission of the Prov. of Nova Scotia to the Dec 1969 Constitutional Conference

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SUBMISSION OF THE PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA TO THE DECEMBER 1969 CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE AGENDA ITEM NO. 3: REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES OF MINISTERS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES 1. Mr. Chairman, in an effort to assist in the further development of Canadian unity, Nova Scotia has considered the recommendations of Volume 2 of the B and B report in the context of its possible applications to Nova Scotia. 2. We have stated our position on these matters at meetings on official languages of Ministers and officials,… Read more First Ministers Constitutional Conf. Submission of the Prov. of Nova Scotia to the Dec 1969 Constitutional Conference

First Ministers Constitutional Conference — Proceedings — Third Meeting Appendix, 1969 Dec 10

Click here to view the original document (PDF). [Page 241] APPENDIX A CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE THIRD MEETING OTTAWA DECEMBER 1969 CONCLUSIONS OF THE MEETING 1. Progress and Procedure in the Constitutional Review The Prime Ministers and Premiers noted that progress had been achieved in the course of 1969 in the “comprehensive review of the Constitution of Canada” that had been agreed upon at the Second Meeting. The procedure adopted in February 1969 provided for working by means of “more frequent sessions of the Constitutional Conference”, interspersed with “informal working sessions”, together… Read more First Ministers Constitutional Conference — Proceedings — Third Meeting Appendix, 1969 Dec 10