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Month: April 1975

Culture versus sovereignty – Montreal Gazette

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Conseil privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Nom de la publication Montreal Gazette Date Apr 30 1975 Culture versus sovereignty The sooner the federal and provincial governments get off their “cultural sovereignty” kicks the better. The idea does not mean anything that has a place in a democracy. Culture does not devolve from governments — how conceited can bureaucrats and politicians get? Culture is something that comes out of a person’s head after something… Read more Culture versus sovereignty – Montreal Gazette

Choquette proposes sweeping changes in court system, constitutional division – Toronto Globe & Mail

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Conseil privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Nom de la publication Toronto Globe & Mail Date APR 30 1975 Choquette proposes sweeping changes in court system, constitutional division By HUBERT BAUCH Globe and Mail Reporter QUEBEC — Justice Minister Jerome Choquette tabled a white paper in the National Assembly yesterday, calling for wide-ranging modifications to Quebec’s judicial system and a renegotiation of jurisdiction between the federal and provincial Governments. If the reforms proposed in… Read more Choquette proposes sweeping changes in court system, constitutional division – Toronto Globe & Mail

Robert Bourassa: Canada’s New Mackenzie King- Toronto Star

Consulter le document original (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Conseil privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Nom de la publication Toronto Star Date APR 29 1975 ‘I will fight separatism to the end of my career’ Robert Bourassa: Canada’s new Mackenzie King By RICHARD GWYN Star staf writer QUEBEC CITY To visit Quebec is to wonder what- ever happened to it all. The verve, the passion, the arro- gant bravado that inspired the nationalists songs of Pauline Julien, that made “for sale” signs blossom on the… Read more Robert Bourassa: Canada’s New Mackenzie King- Toronto Star

Bourassa ready to wrestle with Trudeau over culture – Ottawa Citizen

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Ottawa Citizen Apr. 26/75 Bourassa ready to wrestle with Trudeau over culture By Joseph MacSween Canadian Press staff writer MONTREAL — Premier Robert Bourassa indicated Friday he is ready to battle Prime Minister Trudeau over the cultural powers required by Quebec to maintain its French-Canadian culture. Differences in federal concepts between the Liberal premier and the Liberal prime minister — both Montreals — came up when Mr. Bourassa appeared on a CJAD radio hotline show. On another question, Mr. Bourassa pledged he… Read more Bourassa ready to wrestle with Trudeau over culture – Ottawa Citizen

Memorandum for Mr. Carter- “Patriation” of the Constitution discussions with Quebec

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL April 25th, 1975. c.c.: Mr. Gravelle MEMORANDUM FOR MR. CARTER “Patriation” of the Constitution: discussions with Quebec After getting Pierre Gravelle’s memorandum dated April 22nd with its attachments about the various statements Mr. Bourassa has made concerning “patriation” of the Constitution, I called Julien Chouinard yesterday. We had quite a good talk about the situation; he is going to speak to Mr. Bourassa about the whole matter and he will call me back thereafter. He thinks that it is not likely… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Carter- “Patriation” of the Constitution discussions with Quebec

Still Conditions on the Constitution – Montreal Star

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Office of The Prime Minister Cabinet du Premier ministre PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Montreal Star Nom de la publication Date APR 23 1975 Date Still conditions on the constitution PIERRE TRUDEAU’s hopes of getting quick agreement from the provinces to a formula for amending the Canadian constitution at home look more remote every time Robert Bourassa opens his mouth. As he was four years ago in Victoria, Mr. Bourassa is philosophically in favor of a fully Canadian constitution.… Read more Still Conditions on the Constitution – Montreal Star

Quebec’s special status-Montreal Gazette

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Office of The Prime Minister PRESS CLIPPINGS Name of Publication Montreal Gazette Date APR 22 1975 Quebec’s special status It was ten years ago – on a tour of western Canada in the fall of 1965 – that Premier Jean Lesage launched the idea of a particular constitutional status for Quebec. His suggestions were vaguely formulated and did not win an immediately favorable reaction. But as the debate on French-English relations in Confederation developed over the years, the reality of Quebec’s position… Read more Quebec’s special status-Montreal Gazette

Letter to the Honourable William G. Davis

Click here to view the original document (PDF). (Same letter sent to all provincial Premiers) PRIME MINISTER PREMIER MINISTRE CONFIDENTIAL Ottawa K1A 0A2 April 19, 1975 My dear Premier: I was very pleased indeed at the reaction of yourself and our fellow First Ministers, during our dinner on April 9, to my proposal that we should proceed at an early date to the “patriation” of the British North America Act with the amending clause agreed on at Victoria. I am encouraged to believe that, after fifty years of effort, we… Read more Letter to the Honourable William G. Davis