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

Constitutional Conference, Conclusions of the Third Meeting (8-10 December 1969)

Document Information Date: 1969-12-10 By: Secretariat of the Conference Citation: Constitutional Conference, Conclusions of the Third Meeting (Ottawa: 8-10 December 1969). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). FINAL VERSION APPROVED FOR RELEASE December 10, 1969. CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE Conclusions of the Third Meeting Ottawa, December 1969 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… Read more Constitutional Conference, Conclusions of the Third Meeting (8-10 December 1969)

Constitutional Conference, Manitoba, Statement on Language Rights (8-10 December 1969)

Document Information Date: 1969-12-10 By: Edward Schreyer Citation: Constitutional Conference, Manitoba, Statement on Language Rights (Ottawa: 8-10 December 1969). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). MANITOBA STATEMENT ON LANGUAGE RIGHTS To the Constitutional Conference December 10, 1969 By the Honourable EDWARD SCHRYER LANGUAGE RIGHTS J’AI DEJA INDIQUE HIER MONSIEUR LE PRESIDENT QUE LE GOUVERNEMENT DU MANITOBA ETAIT D’ACCORD AVEC PLUSIEURS RECOMMANDATIONS TELLES QU’ANNONCEES PAR VOTRE GOUVERNEMENT. I HAVE ALSO INDICATED THAT WE AWAIT WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION VOLUME 4 OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON BILINGUALISM AND BICULTURALISM… Read more Constitutional Conference, Manitoba, Statement on Language Rights (8-10 December 1969)

Constitutional Conference, Manitoba, Statement on Fundamental Rights (8-10 December 1969)

Document Information Date: 1969-12-10 By: Edward Schreyer Citation: Constitutional Conference, Manitoba, Statement on Fundamental Rights (Ottawa: 8-10 December 1969). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). MANITOBA STATEMENT ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS To The Constitutional Conference December 10, 1969 By the Honourable Edward Schreyer FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS ONE OF THE MORE IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES OF THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THESE CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCES IS TO FASHION APPROPRIATE METHODS TO PROTECT THE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS OF CANADIANS. BECAUSE “FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS” EMBRACE A VERY BROAD AND DIVERSE RANGE OF RIGHTS – INCLUDING, FOR… Read more Constitutional Conference, Manitoba, Statement on Fundamental Rights (8-10 December 1969)