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Month: June 1971

First Ministers Constitutional Conference — Statement of Conclusions

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SCC SECRETARIAT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT DE LA CONFERENCE CONSTITUTIONNELLE CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE VICTORIA June 14-16, 1981 STATEMENT OF CONCLUSIONS 1. The 7th meeting of the Constitutional Conference was held in Victoria on June 14-16, 1971, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the entry of British Columbia into Confederation. 2. The Conference discussions dealt with constitutional provisions as set forth in a Charter which is based on the consensus arrived at in the Working Session of the Constitutional Conference in… Read more First Ministers Constitutional Conference — Statement of Conclusions

Statement by Honourable Richard B. Hatfield Premier of New Brunswick

Click here to view the original document (PDF). STATEMENT BY HONOURABLE RICHARD B. HATFIELD PREMIER OF NEW BRUNSWICK CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA Mr. Chairman: This historic meeting is appropriately being held in British Columbia in the centenary year. The entry of British Columbia into the confederation united the colony of the west with the cultures and languages of the east into a nation truly extending from sea to sea. The vision was bold; the doomsayers many; the obstacles to success appeared insurmountable. We witness today the greatest and vitality… Read more Statement by Honourable Richard B. Hatfield Premier of New Brunswick

Prime Minister’s Statement Opening of the Victoria Conference, 1971

Click here to view the original document (PDF). OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER CABINET DU PREMIER MINISTRE Date: For Release: June 14, 1971 Not before ime Minister speak CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY PRIME MINISTER’S STATEMENT OPENING OF THE VICTORIA CONFERENCE,l97lW (Text) We are here in Victoria not simply to take advantage of the magnificent scenery, generous hospitality or pleasant climate of Canada’s Pacific Coast, nor only as tribute to the 100th anniversary of the entry into Confederation of British Columbia, happy though we are with each of those. We are here… Read more Prime Minister’s Statement Opening of the Victoria Conference, 1971

First Ministers Constitutional Conference- Process of Constitutional Review

Click here to view the original document (PDF). June 1971 CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE PROCESS OF CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW Constitutional Review This document has been prepared by the Secretar of the Constitutional Conference, to provide an outline of the process of constitutional review from February 1968 to June 1971. First Meeting of the Constitutional Conference On the 5th of February 1968 the Prime Minister of Canada and provincial First Ministers met in Ottawa and announced their intention of undertaking a review of the Constitution. In order to carry out this task they agreed… Read more First Ministers Constitutional Conference- Process of Constitutional Review

Opening Statement of the Province of British Columbia to the Constitutional Conference (June 14, 1971)

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Opening Statement of the Province of British Columbia to the Constitutional Conference VICTORIA, JUNE 14 TO 16, 1971 PRESENTED BY THE HONOURABLE W.A.C. BENNETT, P.C. Premier and Minister of Finance of British Columbia [Page 2] PRESENT ON BEHALF OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA HON. W.A.C. BENNETT, P.C. Premier and Minister of Finance HON. L.R. PETERSON, Q.C. Attorney-General HON. W.D. BLACK Provincial Secretary and Minister of Highways HON. R.G. WILLISTON Minister of Lands, Forests, and Water Resources HON. C.M. SHELFORD Minister of… Read more Opening Statement of the Province of British Columbia to the Constitutional Conference (June 14, 1971)

Constitutional Conference: Proceedings (June 14, 1971)

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First Ministers Constitutional Conference – Statement by Hon. William G. Davis

Click here to view the original document (PDF). NOTES FOR A STATEMENT ON SOCIAL POLICY BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF ONTARIO 1. We are anxious to proceed on agreements reached at this Conference as quickly as possible. Therefore we attach no pre-conditions to our agreement to other items on this agenda. We believe that income security, moreover, must be discussed in the light of other subjects – tax reform, tax sharing and the distribution of powers generally. We are a little concerned about separate aspects of an income security being… Read more First Ministers Constitutional Conference – Statement by Hon. William G. Davis

Victoria Charter

Click here to view the original document (PDF). 1 — Political rights Art. 1. It is hereby recognized and declared that in Canada every person has the following fundamental freedoms: Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; and all laws shall be construed and applied so as not to abrogate or abridge any such freedom. Art. 2. No law of the Parliament of Canada or the legislatures of the provinces shall abrogate or abridge any of the fundamental… Read more Victoria Charter